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After a year of interesting 
work on this annual we, The 
Tower Staff, take great pride 
in presenting this seventeenth 
volume of the Tower to the 

We hope that your enjoy- 
ment, as you scan its pages, 
will be as great as was ours 
when we collected and ar- 
ranged the data that has been 
compiled to mark one of the 
happiest years of your life — 
College Days. 







fttarp 3. itkjfabben, 
tofjose unpretentious 
suggestions anb tviti 
cisms fjabe mabe tfje 
stubent actitoities 
better anb more Suc= 
cessful ead) pear, toe 
of 1926. 


Cable of Contents 



&tout life 









■EffifBl 1 

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President of 
The Stout Institute 


President of the Board of Trustees of 
The Stout Institute 

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Community Hygiene 





Practice Teaching 



Director of Industrial Arts 

Organization of Industrial Arts 

Administration of 

Industrial Arts 


House Furnishings 

Costume Design 


Elements of Woodwork 


Practice Teaching 


History of Education 




Public Speaking 

Supervisor of Dormitories 



School Nurse 

Auto Mechanics 
Electrical Work 


Machine Drafting 

Machine Shop 


Machine Composition 


Advanced Cabinet Making 

Mi 11 work 








Sheet Metal 


Home Management 

Practice Cottage 


Home Mechanics 

Auto Mechanics 



Director of Household Arts 
Teaching Home Economics 







R. A. McCEE 
Elements of Woodwork 
Wood Finishing 




Food Economics 




Physical Training 




Machine Shop 

Pattern Making 

Color and Design 

Cafeteria Management 



English Composition 


J. E. RAY 

Architectural Drafting 

Brick Laying 

Concrete Work 


Part Time School 

Methods of Teaching 

Vocational Home Economics 


Physical Training 


Home and Social 

Economics I. II 

Principles of Education 


Contemporary Literature 

Clothing Textiles 


Vocational Education and 


Methods of Teaching Shop 

Subjects in Part Time Schools 




Home Mechanics 

Supervisor of Practice 
Teaching in Clothing 


Sheet Metal Work 

Genera! Metal Work 


Ass't Librarian 

Business Manager 





Registrar and 
Appointment Secretary 


Telephone and Desk 



/7rX\ " ' 

Senior Class 

M. G. Fucina President 

Martha Stephenson Vice President 

Dorothy Howard Secretary 

Louis Globokar Treasurer 

Mr. Lawerence Hurst Advisor 

'0 Memories, 
Past that is. 

^\rHEN graduation days bring to a close our college career, which to us 
W has been an era of happiness and friendship, contentment and joy. we 
as the Senior Class of The Stout Institute will not have ended our intimate 
associations. Though we may be separated by miles of space; though our 
paths may reach forth to varied horizons, that bond that held us in close com- 
panionship as students together, will not have perished, but will continue to 
bring to us more joys in frequent and happy reminscences of the days spent 
in our Alma Mater. 

"—Learning. Skill, Industry, and Honor" — emblazoned in stone as the 
ideals upon which has been built our Alma Mater — have been followed faith- 
fully and conscientiously by the Senior Class. May the perpetuation of the 
spirit of this criterion of knowledge as exemplified in the activities of our 
class, individually and collectively, have its ultimate beneficial effect upon 
the younger members of the student body. 

It has been our sincere hope that we have contributed to the lasting welfare 
of this institution, and in our meager way have, as the sage so aptly composed, 
"left foot-prints on the sand of time." 



I .akc Crystal. Minn. 


YAV.C.A. Cabinet : President of Hvperhnv 
Tower Staff; D.A.K. Club; Girls Glee 

Author of "Hobart's Fine Points in Bridge," 


.Mcnomonk. Wis. 


"You must have seen I am no wordy man." 

MARCUS G. FUGINA Arcadia. Wis. 

"Mux ' 

La Salle Club; Senior Class President. 

"Mhen in the course of human events it he- 
comes necessary to bluff, let us bluff." 

GERALDINE O. TRIGG. . . .Rockford. Ill 


Y.W.C \ . Philo: Sec'y Sophomore Class 
Vicc-Prcs. Junior Class; Prcs. Philos 3 
Hikers 1; Glee Club 3; Scc'v S.S.A. 4 

"Chippewa isn't so very far away," 


Mcnomonie, Wis. 

Y.W.C.A.: President S.M.A.; Vice-Pres. 
S.S.A. ; D.A.K. 

"Love is grand — but so is Gib!" 

ERNEST R. THIEL La Crosse. Wis. 

"E. R. 

President S.S.A.; Square and Compass. 

"Born for success, he seemed 
With a grace to win. and heart to hold. 
W'kA shining gifts that look all eyes." 


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. La Crosse. Wis. 
Hypcrian: Marquette; D.AK. 
Three rings — "That's for me." 

HELEN C. STROBEL Sauk City. \\ is. 

Y.W.C.A.; D.A.K.: Tower Staff. 

"Her heart was in her work.^ and the heart 
gircth grace unto every art." 

OSCAR A. MARKING. Arcadia. Wis. 


La Salle Club: Nclsonion Forensic Club. 

/ come in early. 

I come in late. 

For always I must keep my date. 


Aberdeen. S. Dakota 


S M.A.: Y.W.C.A. Cabinet: Glee Club. 

Y-Y-Y-Y-Y-Y-Y.W.C .. \. 

JOHN WALKO. JR Fairfield. Conn. 


Y.M.C.A.: Metallurgy: Ass't Basketball 

"He outshineth 'Mean-well'." 

ALICE M. CROWLEY. .Saint James. Minn. 
DAK.: S.M.A.; Areme. 
"Oh can she Charleston?" 




.Rochester. Minn. 


Philomathcan; Marquette Club; DA K 

" ! like work: it fascinates me." 

PRISCILLA GILBERT. . .Mcnomonic. Wis. 
D.A.K.. MAP. 

She has laughing brown eyes and a busy 

And might be termed a "feminine Demos- 

FRANCIS F. SCHULZE. Beaver Dam. Wis. 
Square and Compass. 
He was so tall and so dignified. 

ALEE GREENE Stoughton. Wis. 

D.A.K.; Glee Club; Y.W.C.A.; Inky 

"Though modest and gentle, she rules her 
own mind. 
Ambitious but stilt not a bit of a grind." 

LILLIAN FITZ Santa Ana. Calif. 

"Every deed and word reveals a kind soul," 

GEORGE M. HACKMAN. . . .Algona. Iowa 


R.K.O.: Hawkcvc Club; Band; Annual 
Board '22. 

"He receives pleasure in finding a difficulty 
and overcoming it." 


AMY V. STOLTZ Duluih. Minn. 

Y.W.C.A.: Cabincr 2. 3; Glee Club; 
D.A.K.; Hikers': Athletic Council 3; 
Hypcrian, President 2, 3. 

"\\ hat's the use of bucking. 
If there are other things to do." 

MYRTLE M. DAHLEN.Coon Valley. Wis. 


Hypcrian: D.A.K.. President: YAY.C.A.: 
Nelsonian Forensic Club. 

"The meeting please come to order." 

L. E. CLOBOKAR Biwabik. Minn. 


Vice-President Metallurgy Club: Treasurer 
Class; Tower; Debating; Bowling 

"I do not question: I do not doubt: I reason." 

VNNET'l M J BRl ZEK ;uc. Minn 

D.A.K.: Glee Club; Hypcrians; Marquctic 
"7 don't care, you're mean." 

NAN JEAN SHEPHERD. ...... .Elgin. 111. 

YAY.C.A.: S.M.A.; D.A.K.; Glee Club. 
"The girl uith a charming uxiy." 





"Dahl " 

Metallurgy Club. 

"He who endeavors earnestly 




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R.K.O.; Metallurgy. 

"The deeds I contemplate are great. 
But as yet. I know not what." 

G. MARION ARNTSON..Mcnomonic. Wis. 

Y.W.C.A.; Glee Club: Philomatheans; 
D.A.K.; Tower Staff. 

"Blessed with that charm, the certainty to 

ANNA KRAMER Exeland. Wis. 


She is constant in her labor and never found 
at play. 

O. A. STRAND .Barron. Wis. 

Glee Club: Prcs. 4. MAP.; Stout Or- 

A piano player. 

LEONA A. KL'SNIERICK.-Duluth. Minn. 
"Li i "* 
Marquette; Hypcrians: DAK. 
In an atmosphere of sincerity and good will. 

BJARNE R. SIMONSON. .Grantsburg. Wis. 


Y M.C.A.: R.K.O. 

His grin would dim the shining sun 
And warm a polar bear. 



DOROTHY D. HOWARD. .St. Paul. Minn. 


D.A.K.; Philomathcan. 

A genial disposition brings its owner many 

IRVING HOSKING Gilbert. Minn. 

Square and Compass. 
A very practical young man. 


Y.W.C.A.; S.M.A. 
A woman with a purpose. 

ALICE HAWKINSON Virginia. Minn. 

Hypcrian: D.A.K.: Y.W.CA. 

"i'nrls. don't you think I'm getting thin?'' 

LEONORA C. NESTE . . . .Sisseton. S. Dak. 



Lena, gives evidence of her education in 
household physics by blowing out the fuse. 



La Salle: R.K.O.; Boy Scout: Glee Club: 
Woodworkers" Club* 

To alt things could he turn his hand, and all 
things did he well. 

CLYDE GILLICK Kenosha. Wis. 

"Sing and I'll sing with you 
Study and you'll study alone." 


Vice-Pres. Senior Class; M.A.P.; Hyperi- 
ans: D.A.K. ; Y.W.CA. 

More afraid of mouse than man. 

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The Class of '27 


F WE, members of the Junior Class, should strive at this time to give you 

a record of our careers, it would indeed be a lengthy procedure. 

The success we have achieved is evident since we are about to replace the 
Seniors, in the work they have completed. How well our task will be ac- 
complished is still a question. But we know it is our duty to carry on, and 
each and everyone one of us is willing to share the task. Our aim is to de- 
prive ourselves of worldly pleasure and attempt to create around us such a 
sphere of awe and admiration that in future years the world may speak with 
pride of the class of "27. 

With the coming of Commencement Day. one year hence, we shall have 
completed our apprenticeship. Then will dawn upon us the full meaning of 
Commencement. We are ready to begin, begin to be more fully masters of 
ourselves, begin to determine and choose our own courses, begin to assume 
what will then seem to us very heavy responsibilities. 

Many of our companionships of the past few years will indeed become 
mere memories in our lives, but on the day of parting they will loom up before 
us and help to bridge the gap we seem to feel when the time for farewell comes. 
We are well pleased to go down in the annals as the Silver Anniversary Class 
of Stout Institute. 


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MARIAN JEHLEN La Crosse. Wis. 

Y.W.C.A.; D.A.K.: Tower Staff; Philo- 

Aluxrys good: always cheery. 
Always doing her level best. 

GUY R. YOUNG Elmwood. Wis. 

"Persistence can accomplish anything" 


.Chisholm. Minn. 



Ivory soap and rain water for that school 
girl complexion. 

ROSELLA M. ANDERSON. .Wheeler, Wis. 


D.A.K.; Marquette. 

Never idle a moment 

Thrifty, and thoughtful of others. 

O. V. OLESEN Tomah. Wis. 


Football Captain; Woodworker; Athletic 

On the football field you'll find his opponents 

lying all around him. 

MANV1L A. OLSON Mcnomonie. Wis. 

Always after them. 

ESTHER GALUSHA Wabasha. Minn. 

S MA.; D.A.K.: Athletic Council. 
/( is much easier to be critical than correct. 

GEORGE H. BUNKER .. .Menomonic. Wis. 

Y.M.C.A.; Tower; Basketball ; Gym Team; 

Stoutonian Machine Composition; Boy 

Scout; S.S.A. 
"With all their faults I love them still." 


JOHN M. CLENNON. .Stevens Point. Wis. 
La Salle; Nelsonian Forensic Club. 
A worker; always doing his level best. 

ALBERT J. HANZEL. .New Prague. Minn. 


La Salle: Boxing and Wrestling: M.A.P.; 

An answer to a maiden s prayer. 

LUCILE HANSEN Gcraldine. Mont. 

Has any one seen Jessie?" 

MILDRED L. BAKER Slayton. Minn. 


Y.W.C.A.; D.A.K.; Hypcrians: Pres. 

To write much and to write rapidly are 
empty boasts. 

WALTER MOELLER Milwaukee. Wis 



Me and my gal. 

STEVEN BERG IN Watcrtown. Wis. 

Inky Fingers. 

He likes his work and does it well. 

RUBY C. ANDERSON. .Buttcrficld. Minn. 
Hypcrian: The Nelsonian Forensic Club. 
A capable girl when it comes to work. 

HUGO E. PESOLA.. Mountain Iron. Minn 
Tower; Stoutonia Mechanical Staff. 
"Well begun is half done." 


LOUIS HAESSLEY Ellsworth. Wis. 

La Salic Club: Baseball. 
Good nalured, busy, and to all a good friend. 

BYRON L. WOOD Monroe. Wis. 

La Salic Club. 

Wood is determined by its grain, but here is 
a "tvood" that carries the appearance of 
pine, but the grain of oak. 

ANNA FORCK Glen Haven. Wis. 


1 kpcrians; YAV.C.A.: D.A.K. 

Sincerity and truth are the basis of every 


D.A.K. Hickcrs: YAV.C.A. 

She's just the quiet kind whose nature never 

NORA FLOM Kcnyon. Minn. 

YAV.C.A.; D.A.K. 
A quiet, unassuming little maid is she. 

JULIAN N. JOHNSON. . .... .Wilson. Wis. 

Treasurer Junior Class "24: Basket Ball; 
Football; Stoutonia: Glee Club. 

"Work is but supplementary to existence." 


Chippewa Falls, V\ is. 


VMC.A.; President Mcnomin Club: Me- 
tallurgy Club : Woodworkers' Club : Stout 
Boxing and Wrestling Club 1, 2. 3. 
Treasurer 1. Vice President 2. Trainer. 
President and Promoter 3; Stoutonia 
Mechanical Start" 3. 

As big in character as in person. 

EDNA FARRAR Newark. S. Dakota 

Hyperian; YAV.C.A.: D.A.K. 

She is gentle, she is shy. 

But there is mischief in her eye. 



s \ I Y. ; Tower. 
Sweet and lovable, altogether. 

IRA C MADDEN Marshall. Minn. 


Glee Club; Band: Orchestra: Stoutonia" 

"Xothing is impossible for the man who 
stn i 

HELEN THAYER Elmwood. Wis. 


M.A.P., Treasurer. 

Earnest in every endeavor, a hard worker and 
a good woman. 

MAVIS GALLOWAY Libcrtyville. 111. 

S.M.A.;D.A.K.: Y.W.( 

"Be thine own self always and thou wilt be 

HERBERT C. KOLKIND.Mcnomonie. Wis. 


"No use putting up your umbrella until it 

MARION L. RATHER Nenah. \\ is. 

Marquette; D.A.K. 

"1 love them all. yet I love one better than 
the rest." 

ETHEL DEAN Milwaukee. \\ K 


Quiet and unassumed. but she gets there just 
the same. 

ANDREW E. MELBY.. . .Menomonic. Wis. 


Stoutonia Staff 1923-24: Tower Staff 1925- 

Everything he undertook proved to be a vast 


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BEATRICE E. CARLSON. Republic. Mich. 
Y.W.C.A.: DAK. i Areme. 
"Love understands love, It needs no talk." 

MILDRED HOLSTEIN. .Mcnomonic, Wis. 


M.A.P.; Areme; S.M.A. 

A strong unholder of the fairer set 
Who hasn't ait of their rights as \\t. 

CAROLYN BLAKESLEE. . . Lewistown. 111. 

S.M.A. ;D.A.K. 

"Here's to the girl from Illinois 
W ith a quiet manner and dignified poise." 

GORDON DOUGLAS. . . . .Marshall. Minn. 
"Quiet and reserved until you know him." 

ALICE CRIESSE Mcnomonie. Wis. 

Glee Club. 

Studious, steady and staid. 


S.S.A. ; Marquette. 

Cosh she's a jolly good girl. 

EDGAR E. MARA. . . .Howard Lake. Minn. 


Metallurgy Club; Nelsonian Debating 

Sorrow and I never agree. 

ALICE JOHNSON ........ Bessemer. Mich. 

D.A.K.; Areme: Hikers' Club; Y.W.C.A. 

There's a lot of fun beneath her seeming 


MILDRED NOKES Mcnomonie. Wis. 


S MA.; DAK.; Marquette Club. 

She goes by the name of Tilly 
A/ways sociable, but never silly 



Square and Compass. 

"Sometimes I sit and think, and sometimes 
I just sit." 

FREDA M. NELSON. Boyccvillc. Wis. 


Girls" Glee Club; Girls' Athletic Associa- 
tion. Scc'y: D.A.K. 

Always in earnest. 

ALMA TORPY Minocqua. Wis. 


The world was made to be enjoyed 
And I'll make the most of it. 

1 DENRY ROSS Dc Soto. Wis. 

Metallurgy; Tanglers. Vice-President. 
To live long it is necessary to live slowly. 

ISABEL L. EKMAN. ..Bessemer. Michigan 
Arem4; D.A.K. ; Girls' Athletic Club. 
Quiet but always busy. 

GERTRUDE ANDEREGG. . . Algcma. Wis. 
DAK. Club. 
And still be going: never done. 

LAURIE LEHTO Gilbert. Minn. 


Y.M.C.A.; Stoutonia Staff. 

Haunts the movies and reads the Dunn 
County news. 


ALICE DONOVAN Austin. Minn. 


Philomathcans; Marquette. 

"Never trouble trouble until trouble troubles 

ANTON S. CHERMAK. . .Manitowoc. \\ is 
Basketball. Football. 
"Our Rudolph of the Annex," 


MAP.; Arcmc; Y.W.C.A. 
As sweet a woman as ever drew breath. 

EMMA GRIESSE Mcnomonie. Wis. 

Hikers' Club; D.A.K.; M.A.P.. Treasurer: 
S.M.A.; Tower Staff. 

A good worker, a good student, a good friend. 



Boxing and Wrestling; Y.M.C.A.; Gym 
Team; Scouts. 

XI Commandment — "Let us mind our 
own business." 

MAUDE THOMAS Spokane. \\ ;ish. 


M.A.P.; Inky Fingers; Tower Staff. 

Of all the school rooms East or West 
The school room 'nature' I love best. 

MARGARET L. EDGAR. .Eau Claire. Wis. 

Arcmc; Philomuthcan, D.A.K. 

"Happy art thou as if thou kadst picked up 
a horse shoe every day." 

GUSTAVE BERGMAN .... Virginia. Minn. 


Football 1. 2. 3; President junior Class 

He has common sense in an uncommon way. 



KENYON S. I-I.I- T( [ II .R Menomonic, W is 

Stoutonia; Glee Club: Bund. 

"To those who know him not, no words can 
And those who know him. know all words 
are faint." 

Juniors whose pictures do not appear 


walter w. tiede 
joe matusewic 
henry a. budde 
1i1lma v. fondell 
ki:nm:h iclark 
d. w. kissel 
john o'connor 
paul w. marshner 




Sophomore Class 

ENTERING Stout in the fall of 1924 as the largest class in the history of 
the school, the class of * 26 has maintained a position of supremacy through- 
out its. now seemingly short, but eventful, career. It has the distinction of 
being the last group of two-year students to be enrolled in this institution. 
The class immediately organized and under the leadership of efficient officers, 
wisely chosen, the trying days of Froshdom passed smoothly and safely. 

The fall of 1925 found the same group, striplings no longer ready for the 
added duties and increased responsibilities of full-fledged sophomores. Aware 
of the advantages of early and thorough organization, the class became the 
first to choose its officers and prepare for the year's routine of class activities. 
Notable among these activities was the wary watch maintained by the vigilance 
committee. Many a repentant freshman rued the day he so wantonly ignored 
the mandatory decrees laid down by the Mighty Sophomores. The varied 
list of clashes between the traditional enemies proved disastrous to the under- 
lings in every instance. 

The class of "26 displayed a fine interest in all school activities. Their 
participation in the work of every school organization proved a credit both to 
the class and to the school. In athletics, the students who had shown their 
mettle already during their freshman year, readily obtained some of the most 
coveted positions on the school's representative teams. The 1926 champion- 
ship basketball squad was practically a sophomore aggregation. 

In the sphere of social events the class kept well in the fore. The Hal- 
lowe'en Frolic held in the gym was hailed as one of the most fascinating and 
enjoyable events of the year. The Sophomore Prom given a few weeks 
before graduation proved a fitting climax to two years of pleasant school 

It is with a feeling of mingled pleasure and pain that we, the class of '26. 
approaching the threshold of our life work, bid adieu to our Alma Mater. 
Harboring the expectancy of undaunted youth within us, we eagerly await our 
impending initiation into the realities of life, but it is with regret that we realize 
the time has come when the pleasant associations and daily comradeship of 
dear friends must come to a close. We are reminded of the fact, however, 
that altho the Sophomore Class of 1926 is about to be scattered as we enter 
upon our new duties. Stout has still much in store for us in the way of further 
preparation and we can look forward to meeting again within the halls and in 
the environment that these two years of mingled toil and pleasure has en- 
deared to us. 

Confident that we have obtained something of infinite worth to our future 
well-being for which we have sincerely attempted to give our best in return. 
the class of 1926 bid Dear Old Stout a fond farewell. 


WILLIAM F. DOHR Kimbcrly. Wis. 


"7 like to have them fall for me and leave 
them where they fall." 



Metallurgy Club; Debating Club; Scouts; 

He does with his might what his hands find 
to do. 

ONETAH H. OTTOW Bcloit. Wis. 


Girls' Athletic Club. 

You can't tell by outtvard appearances what 
mischief is hidden within. 

GERTRUDE F. HILGEN.Ccdarbridgc. Wis. 


Y.W.C.A.: M.A.P.; Girls' Athletic Asso- 

"Can she dance?" Well. / guess. 

WILLIAM F. JAI INKE. . .Milwaukee. Wis. 


Y M.C.A.; Manual Arts Players. 

*" Wif/i the brow of a student and the thought 
of a man." 

JEAN P. CHAPMAN Tomah. Wis. 


Tanglers; Football. 

Silence is the argument to which the other 
man can make no reply. 

I ENRY W. SCHULZE.. . .Milwaukee. Wis. 
Band ; Boy Scouts. 
"They say he knew much that he never told." 

LORETTA QUISTORF. . .Manitowoc. Wis. 
Marquette; Girls* Athletic Association. 
"I'm just a happy, care-free girl." 


EDNA L. SCOTT Maplcton. Minn. 


Y.W.C.A. Cabinet; Philomathcan. 

So sweet and fair and always on the square. 
That's what \\"alur tells us! 

F. A. VAN I-1YNDE Niagara. Wis. 

"\ as" 

La Salic Club; Stoutonia Staff; Nctsonion 

He has borne himself beyond the promise of 
his years. 

FRANK F. SCHROEDL. . . Jefferson. Wis. 
La Salic; Tanglers; Football. 
Apparently not afusser. 


1..1 ( Tovsc. Wl\ 

A diamond enticed her away. 



Hypcrians; Hikers": Y.W.C.A 

Her heart was as great as the world. 

Bui there was no' room to hold a wrong in it. 

GEORGE SANDVIG Mcnomonic, Wis. 


/ was not born for concerts or great affairs. 
I pay my debts: believe, and say my prayers. 

CURTIS J. SOMMERER.. . .Jefferson. Wis. 

"\V ho said I don't like the ladies? 
The only thing like it is more of them." 

RUTH M. DE FOREST. . .Green Bay. Wis. 

Philos; Glee Club; YAV.C.A. 
Jolly, good natured. and full of fun. 


.^' J~~.J 

DAVID ANDERSON Ironwood. Mich. 

Men's Glee Club; Scc'v of Metallurgy; 

Football (S); Athletic Council. 
He's backward about coming forward. 

ROMELL CHAB Highland. Wis. 

Marquette; S.M.A.; Stoutonian Staff. 
She found him and kept him. No one else 
had a chance. 

NORMA HANCOCK Calumet. Mich. 

She is ever courteous and well bred. 


Vernon Center. Minn. 

MAP." Clcc Club; Debating Club; Tower; 

To him duty, prompt at every call. 

LEONARD W. JOHNSON. Ironwood. Mich. 
Still water runs very deep. 

HELEN KUCZYNSKI . . . .Milwaukee. Wis. 
"It's a hard name I bear." 

CLARA SCHOENOFF. . . .Mcnomonie. Wis. 
Girls* Glee Club; Girls" Athletic Associa- 
tion; Y.W.C.A. 
As happy as the day is long. 

ALFON C. MATHISON. . . AVoodville, Wis 
In manners gentle and affections mild. 



DOT MLRRI E La Crosse, Wis. 

Marquette Club. 

She is very fond of animals. "Skunk" is 
her pet. 


Minneota. Minn. 

*\\ Al 1 Y 

Y.M.C.A.; S.S.A.. Treasurer; Stout Club 

"Stupid Mr. Cupid never seems to call on 

HARRY STECMAN. . Lockland. Ohio 


De Molay ; Boy Scouts. 

"I am open to convictions, but you can't tell 

HELENE A. KELLER. . . .Eau Claire. Wis. 

Vicc-Pres. Y.W.C.A.. 2; Girls" Athletic As- 

/ ler good humor is a fountain never dry. 

HELEN KARLEN Monticello. Wis. 

S.S.A.: Booster Club. 

With an air of independence she wends her 
way successfully. 


Mount Horcb. Wis. 


Y.M.C.A.; Band. 

The build and stride of a cheesemaker. 

HENRY ANDERSON Ironwood. Mich. 


Metallurgy Club: Boxing and Wrestling; 

Air and manner are more expressive than 

HELEN GEE Wisconsin Rapids. Wis. 



She's everybody s friend. To know her is 
to love her. 



Hyperians; Y.W.C.A. Cabinet; Girls" Ath- 
letic Association. 

When she is needed she is ready to work. 
And work with a hearty good will. 

OTTO A. HENDERSON. . .Biwabik. Minn. 
M.AP.; Y.M.C.A.; Woodworkers". 
"I have my own theories for everything." 

DOROTHY M. BAHR Manitowoc. Wis. 

Y.W.C.A.; Girls" Athletic Association; 

This girl with the blond hair is o wonderful 

ESTHER RHIEL Elmwood, Wis. 

S.M.A.; Y.W.C.A.: Girls' Athletic Club; 

The girl with the smile is the girl worth while 

F. J. FILONOWIXZ Aurora, Minn. 

"" Whatever is worth doing is worth doingwell." 

CLARENCE W. DAHLIN.GrantsburK. Wis. 
Boy Scouts. 
Always a gentleman. 


Burlington. Wis. 


Marquette Club; Hyperians; Glee Club. 

Though cloudy the day and stormy the night. 
The thought in her is always bright. 

JAY M. PRIEST St. James. Minn. 


Basketball; Y.M.C.A. 

Here is a man to himself has said. 
I have a great many more things to do before 
I am dead. 

51 - 

ARLENE BUTLER Beaver Dam. Wis. 

A blithe heart makes a blooming visage. 

GERALD COVEY. .Black River Falls. Wis 
"Skill. Industry and Honor" — and billiards. 



Band: Orchestra. 

"Fine people, like fine deeds, need no words." 

JOANNA |;\GI;n Minneapolis. Minn. 

"Of keenest wit — of judgment crystal clear. 
Of whom few did ever hear." 

LAUREL F. DICKINSON. . . .Tomah. Wis. 


Boxing and Wrestling Club; Y.M.C.A. 

"Keep to your work, and your work uill 
keep with you." 

BERNARD D RICE Hillsboro. Wis. 



A gentleman sir. with a witty tongue. 

ELIZABETH D. HOOPER. Janesvi lie. Wis. 


The grace of the gods has been given to her. 

EVERETT H. LUCAS Virginia. Minn. 


"To be rich in friends is to be poor in 



DOROTHY TEN EYCK. . .Brodhcad. Wis. 

"Dot" "To-morrow" 

Stoutonia Staff; Glee Club; MAP.; S.M.- 

Exceedingly wise, fair spoken, and per- 

GEORGE R. KERN Tomah, Wis. 


Boxing and Wrestling; M.A.P.; Football. 

"The essential of a true man is common 
sense — He's got it." 

Mcnomonie, Wis. 


A quiet energetic man. we all like him. 

IVA MAE GROSS Jefferson. Wis. 

Girls" Glee Club; M.A.P.; Y.W.C.A. 
Of light, or dark, or short or tall, she sets a 
snare to catch them all. 

RAMONA BURNS Highland. Wis. 

Marquette Club. 

She isn't as saintly as she looks. 

CARL FROELICK Waseca. Minn. 


Y.M.C.A.: Band; Bachelor's Apartment; 

Woodworkers" Club. 
"Quality and quantity is his measure." 

FRANK ANDERSON Bayfield. Wis. 



"/ can't help it if all the girls adore me" 

CONRAD BECHTOLD.. . West Salem. Wis. 


Glee Club; Band; Metallurgy; Square and 
Compass; Boxing and Wrestling. 

A soldier of fortune in disguise as a student. 


dU \-N_ 

-zzzzk . 

LUC1LE J. WEBB Waukegan. III. 

YAV.C.A., Treasurer: ArcrrU-: Vicc-Pres. 
"A girl to be depended upon." 

ERIC W. JOHNSON Ortonville. Minn. 


Band: Y.M.C.A.: Stoutonia Mechanical 

"Oh. keep me innocent, make others great." 

CARL LANKE Tomah. Wis. 

"Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm." 

BLANCHIE OLIVER Reedsburg. Wjv. 


Hyperians: Y.W.C.A. 

"To be strong is to be happy and to be happy 
is to love Jimmy." 

GLADYS KRIESE Preston. Minn. 


M A.P.: Glee Club: Girls" Athletic Asso- 
ciation: YAV.C.A. 

"There is frankness in her manner that 
appeals to every one." 


Band: Basketball: Tower Staff. 
"Me and Dot and Dot for me." 

C. F. MAJOR La Farge. Wis. 

yak: A .. MAP. 
"Thy bold approach should win thee much." 

Jl LI A A. SOLIE Dclavan. Minn. 


YAV.C.A.: Nclsonian Forensic Club: Inky 
Fingers: Girls' Athletic Association. 

"Men may come and men may go. but / talk 
on forever." 


- - 

NERINNE IS Spring Valley. WK 

S.M.A.; Aremc:S.S.A. 
A real friend to those who know her. 

J. WILLARD LARSON. . .Menomonic. Wis. 


What a spendthrift he is with his tongue. 

EDNA HUME Ossco. Wis. 

YWCA- Girls* Athletic Association; 

Rather quiet, but an admirable girt. 

CORA SUNDE. Lanesboro. Minn. 


A bright student much inclined 
To study reasons and improve the mind. 

MARJORIE ROSSLER. . .Menomonic. Wis. 
Girls* Athletic Association: Girls* Glee 

Her droll, laconic humor and her wit 
\\ ,11 put an average person in a fit. 

A heart to no mischief or folly inclined. 

JOHN T. LAKSO. Gilbert. Minn. 

"If ever / am a teacher it will be to learn 
more than I teach." 


"Much study is the weariness of flesh.' 




YW.C.A.; Girls' Athletic Association. 

Never forward in anything, but always there 
when needed. 


Ironwood, Wich. 


Y.M.C.A. ; "Tanglerci'W'oodworkcrsClub; 
Vicc-Prcs. Freshmen Class "24 and '25; 

"I'm like a powder puff, 
I'm for the women." 

I IANNAH BREKKE. . . . .Lanesboro. Minn. 
The best entertainer at the Annex. 

ELVERA D. ROGERS. . . .Mcnomonic. Wis, 


In dancing did the girl excel. 


Redwood Falls. Minn. 

Y.M.C.A.; Tanglcrs; Nclsonian Forensic 

An earnest, thoughtful man. 

ELEANOR AVER I LI Menomonie. Wis. 

Blessed with a deep sense of humor, she 
enjoys life. 

AGNES JEHLEN La Crosse. Wis. 


Philomathean; Stoutonia Staff; Y.VV.C.A. 

She loves to play with fire, but hates to gel 

BLOYD HELLUM Mcnomonic. W is. 

Metallurgy Club: S.S.A.; Glee Club. 
In manners mild and consistent. 


PAUL BOWLES. Charleston. West Virginia . 
I'm here for pleasure, not ivork. 

ETTA INGELSE Sheboygan Falls. Wis. 


Size she is smalt. Eyes that make 'em fall. 
Words that make em crawl. Sever known 
to hand a stall. 

DOROTHY McKEVITT. Mount Hope. Wis. 
Marquette Club. 
"Please go away and let me sleep." 

RICHARD FAUHL Ironwood. Mich. 

A diligent worker and always cheerful. 

GAIL C. BANKS Lynd. Minn. 

S. M. A. - . Girls* Athletic Association: 

She works hard and plays harder. 

FLORENCE J. DURKEE. Green Lake. Wis. 
Y.W.C.A.; Phi'omathcan. 
Perseverance is the winner of great things. 

THEODORE JOHNSON. . .Biwabik. Minn. 
Rest first then work. That is his motto. 

MAYBELL B. OLSEN Bel view. Minn. 


"Have it your way — /'// have it mine." 


GLADYS M. FINK Roundup. Mont. 


"Silence has many advantages," 


Sheboygan. Wis. 


Phibmathcan; Y.W.C.A. Cabinet. 

"Her mind is adorned with virtues" 

ESTHER M. COTTER Prescott. Wis. 


Hiker's Club: Marquette Club. 

"Studying makes some people wise, but it 
makes me otherwise." 

JOHN R. SKULL Aurora. Minn. 


Football: La Salle. 

"Keep to your business and your business 
u ill keep you." 

ORAL M. GOFF Prairie du Chicn. \\ "is. 

M.A.P.: Y.W.C.A. : G.A.A. 
Pleasant, fair, agreeable, and sweet. 


Minneapolis, Minn. 


Y.W.C.A. : Girls* Athletic Association. 

"It's nice to be natural when you are so 


Stcwartville. Minn. 

Metallurgy: Y.M.C.A. 

"A girt, a girt, my kingdom for a girl." 

THILDA GJERDE Alexandria. Minn. 

Y.W.C.A.: Girls* Athletic Club. 
There's mischief lurking in her eyes. 



FRANCIS COLVIN. Gilbert. Minn. 

"Up. up. my friend, and quit your books 
Or surely you'll grow double.'' 

GRACE I. McCREGOR. .Maplcton. Minn. 


Philomathcan; Y.W.C.A. 

For she is just the quiet kind, whose nature 
never varies. 

[RENE DAGGETT Frazic. Minn. 


She is alt that she seems to be. 

NORMAN HUNTER Galcsville. Wis. 


Metallurgy Club; Boxing and Wrestling 

He hath an eye for grace. 

HAROLD HANSEN St. James. Minn. 

Y.M.C.A.; Nclsonian Forensic Club; Met- 

At all things can he turn his hand. 



She works hard and finds that it pays. 

EVELYN HENSEL Merrillan. Wis. 


"Just learned the Charleston. See I can 
do it!'' 


Boxers and Wrestlers; Y.M.C.A. 
His greatest aim in life is Amy! 


Z. ' 

EDNA TALG Hustler. Wis. 

Y.W.C.A.: Girls" Athletic Club: S.S.A. 
Life is a serious problem to me. 

WENDELL BENNETTS. .Bessemer. Mich. 


Y M.C.A.: Square and Compass; Debating 
Club: Boxing and Wrestling. 

"Watch mv smoke." 

.Columbus. Wis. 



Y.M.C.A.; Metallurgy: Wrestling and Box- 
ing Club: Boy Scouts. 

He is realty courageous who never desponds. 

BESSIE FARMAN Edgerton. Wis. 


Y.W.C.A.; Areme; Orchc^m. 

"A sweet and lovable girl who goes on in her 
own quiet way." 

YVONNE WASHBURN... Green Bay. Wis 



/ fappiness depends as nature chose. 
Less on exterior things than you suppose. 

EDWIN C. MESLOW. . . .Menomonie. Wis. 

"Mi z" 

Stoutonia Mechanical Staff: Y.M.C.A., 
Scc-Trcas.; Inky Fingers. Pres. 

The town that boasts inhabitants like he. 
cannot lack society. 

MELVILLE WRIGHT. . . . Ironwood. Mich. 


M.A.R: Y.M.C.A.: Scouts. 

A man of cheerful yesterdays and confident 

ELIZABETH DOERING. ..Woodstock. 111. 


Girls" Athletic Club: Y.W.C.A. 

Quiet, reserved, studious is she. 
Sure to succeed where'er she may be. 


! -ANNIE I- \\i:BB Melrose, Wis. 


Hypcrian. Treas.: Y.W.C.A.: Nclsonian 
Forensic; Girls* Glee Club. 

She. who brings sunshine into the hearts of 
others, cannot keep it from herself. 

HECTOR HENDERSON. Birmanwcod. Wis. 
// silence were golden, this man would be rich. 

ROBERT HEALY Ironwood. Mich. 


Metallurgy Club. 

Be thine ownself always and thou art ad- 

IRENE ENDER Westby, Wis. 

Y.W.C.A.: Girls' Athletic Club. 
A smiling countenance shows a cheerful 


.Winona. Minn. 


SM A . Y.W.C.A. 

"7 /it* every day of my life 
Forming the habits of a mighty good wife. 

RICHARD M. CARLSEN.Grantsburg. Wis. 
Y.M.C.A.: Band: Boy Scouts. 
A good fellow among fellows. 

PAl L E. JAQUISH Madison. Wis. 

Square and Compass. 
A man in every phase of life, admired by all. 

STELLA J. KERBAUGH Viola. \\ is. 


Her ways are ways of pleasantness. 

-61 - 

IRENE G. SORLEY Ashland. Wis. 


I lyperians: YA\'.C.A.; Hikers. 

She puts her worries down in the bottom of 
her heart, sits on the lid. and smiles. 

GEO. H. RICHARDS Ironwood. Mich. 


Men's Glee Club; Band; M.A.P.: S.S.A 

"Do your best and leave the rest, 
What's the use of worry?" 

ROMAN BROM Arcadia. Wi>. 

La Salle Club. 

He is to be called wise who has but few follies. 

LAI REL EX NBAR Arkansas. \\ is. 

"I'm after the men who invented uvrk." 


AVisconsin Rapids. \\ K 


Stoutonia Staff : Y.W.C.A. 

Fermiz la parte, sit vous plais. 

C. HAROLD WALLER. . .Menomonie, Wis. 


Glee Club: Band; Orchestra: Stoutonia 

As popular with the boys as he is with the 


Philo; Stoutonia Staff; Y.W.C.A. Cabinet: 

Let us proclaim her virtues from the house 



Pres. of Girls* Athletic Association: S.A.M.; 
Athletic Council; S.S.A. 

Far dearer in kindness, and better than gold, 
in athletics she rules all, we are told. 


CLARA JACKSON Barron. tt is. 

Hypcrians; Girls' Athletic Association. 
treas.; Y.W.C.A. Cabinet. 

Live, energetic — a worker is she. 

\. A. JACOBSON. . Moose Lake. Minn. 


Pre*. Nclsonian Forensic Club: YN!< 
Inky Finders. Vice-Pres.; Boxing and 

If mere people had a similar nature. 
This world would be better than it is. 

RUTH CHASE ... La Crosse. Wis. 

Arcme: Orchestra. 
The good die young, so why need I worry. 


West Salem. \\ is. 

' Marj" 
M A. P.: Girls' Athletic Club: S.M.A. 
"Say kiddo." 

JAMES A. McDONOUGH. Edgerton. \\ is. 

La Salic: Boxing and Wrestling Club: Wood 

Make the most of yourself for that's all there 

is to you. 

CHARLES A. PAGNUCCO. Biwabik. Minn. 
Glee Club. Band: La Salle Club. 
His smile is great: his friends unnumbered. 


Sheboygan Falls. 


Y.W.C.A. Cabinet: Philomathean. 

Her thoughts are often far away. 

GERTRUDE BURT Markesan. Wis 

Girls" Athletic Club. YAV.C.A. 

As faithful a lass as you may know. 
U "ho is not much for pomp and show. 




Y.W.C.A.: Hypcrians. 

As brimful of mischief wit and glee 
As a lassie might ever be. 

R. GORDON ROBBE Strum. Wis. 

To-morrow do thy worst, for I have lived 



"Modesty exemplified." 



She is not aggressive, but she has a mind of 
her own. 


Clee Club. 

"/ should have my nay in everything and 
what's more. / will." 

Rl 'IXH.PI i I r . Dl ENOW . . . Fairfax. Minn. 


YM.C.A.; Glee Club: Wrestling and Box- 
ing: Boy Scouts: Football. 

"Why should life all labor be?" 

WINF1ELD MARTIN Virginia. Minn. 


Men's Glee Club; Metallurgy; Boxing and 
Wrestling Club; Football. 

;ht after night he blurred his eyes with 

OLCA NURMIE Palmer. Mich. 


Hvpcrians: Girls' Glee Club; Girls* Athletic 
Club: Y.W.( 

Her tongue has no need for lubrication. 



WALTER R. NYLUND. . .Virginia. Minn. 


lower Staff: Boxing and Wrestling; Or- 
chestra; Y.M.C.A.; De Molay; Football; 
Woodworker's Club; Boy Scouts. 

This life has many cares, but he can carry 
his share. 

CAROL REED Blue River. Wis. 

Y.W.C.A.; Philomathcan. 

"/ have a new kind of man. with a new kind 
of life. Gee!" 

LLOYD V. LONG Greenwood. Wis. 


M.A.P.. President; Nclsonian Forensic 

"What shall I do to be forever known 
And make the age become my own?" 

RUBY CHRISTENSON. . .Litchfield. Minn. 

S.M.A.; Girls' Athletic Association; S.S.A. 

One of those individuals characterized as a 
"good scout." 



Hypcrian Sce'y; Y.W.C.A. Cabinet; Stout- 

She's not conscious of her worth. 

J A. BERGSTROM Superior. Wis. 

Metallurgy President. 
"I'm here for work and I'm surely getting it." 

J. L. BERNHARDT Cassville. Wis. 

"// / could only dance like you. Agnes!" 


Mcnasha, Wis. 


Y.W.C.A.; Areme. 

"Love is tike measles, we all have to go thru 


ERNEST ELIASON Mcnomonic. Wis. 


"Work — Where have I heard that word 


Mcnomonee, Mich. 


M.A.P.; Marquette Club. 

A true, strong, and sound mind is the mind 
that can embrace great things and small — 
such is hers. 

IRENE BOESE Fort Atkinson. Wis. 

Hyperians; Y.W.C.A. ; Girls' Athletic Club. 
There is a naughty little twinkle in her eye. 

ALBERT L. BECHTOLD. .Columbus. Wis. 


Y.M.C.A.; Boxing and Wrestling Club; 

You should know him by his stride. 


.Racine. V\ is. 


Y.W.C.A.; Philomathcan; Arcmtf; S.S. A. 

She shall some day become preceptress of the 

FUNCKE A. CARLSEN . .Grantsburg. Wis. 
Suits for sate. 

R[ I'll M. TRINKO. .Menomonie, Wis. 

Hikers; Y.W.C.A.; Girls' Athletic Club; Glee 
Club Sec'y. 

A quiet lass there are but few 

\\ "ho know the treasure hid in you. 

1 IARY W. SUA I -INS West Hli-ubcth. Pa. 


Nelsonian Forensic Club; Y.M.C.A. 

A busy man is the only one who has time to 
do anything. 


MARIE B. TASCHE Sheboygan. Wis. 

Girls" Athletic; Philo: Y.W.C.A.: S.S.A. 
A winning way: a pleasant smiU. 

WILLIAM J. CHRIST Arcadia. Wis. 

Y.M.C.A.; Metallurgy. 
/ alternate rest with tabor. 

MARK G. WELTER Jefferson. Wis. 


Scouconia; Treas. of Class: Men's Glee 
Club; La Salle : Boxing and Wrestling. 

Little, clever, popular, above all dependable. 

GLADYS GALASKE Mcnomonic. Wis. 


Reserved, calm, and quiet. 

HILDA BRANYOLD Mcnomonic. Wis. 

A man's a man. wherever you find him. 

CARL L. GALOFF Mcnomonic. Wis. 


Glee Club. 

In ten or twenty years from now 
This town will need a fire chief. 
This youth you see upon this page. 
Will then be quite the rage. 

CHARLES POZZINI Stillwater. Minn. 

La Salle Club. 

A hit makes he 

With all who see 

His smiting physiognomy. 


Berlin, Wis. 


"Those who from study flee. 
Live long and unerringly." 


Sophomores whose pictures do not appear: 




La Salle. 

Jolict. III. 


Erie, P;i. 


"*Rl< H <>R Duk" 

Band: Glee Club; Stout Orchestra. 

CHARLES P. PURVIS Knapp. V\ is. 


Football: Stoutonia: Inky Fingers: lk>xin<j 
and Wrestling Club; Pres. Pep Com- 

FAITH J1M.MERS0N. . . Mcnomonie. Wis. 

LEONARD S. KABOT. . . .Menomonie. Wis. 
S.S.A.; Hikers. 


^Ccfoit J^V AV AV „ 

The Frosh 

WE ENTERED Stout in the fall of 1925. and put on our green caps and 
bands, but only because we had been told before we donned them that 
this was a good way of recognizing each other and getting acquainted. Some 
of us got acquainted too quickly and for the first time in a number of years 
the Frosh showed they weren't so green and angelic' It happened that our 
vocal cords didn't produce such a bleat as was expected. No. we weren't the 
goat this time. We took the Sophs in camp in the Frosh-Soph basketball 
game, and then to show we were big hearted we purposely let them have the 
tug of war. What? You say the Frosh girls look pretty nice to you? Yes, 
it's true; you can't deny it. because we noticed that the upperclassmen have 
liberally been helping themselves to the Frosh girls. As we see it, it's just 
another case of "such popularity must be deserved." 

We have tried our best to help uphold the honors of our school, and we're 
showing a willingness to work and firm respect for our instructors. Even 
though we may have appeared in our clipped attire and been anxious to pay 
our elevator dues, we feel that we have made a successful start and that our 
first year has been a far better one than anyone but the Frosh themselves 
can realize. 


First Semester Second Semester 

Harry Merrill. . President Norman Brooks 

Norman Brooks Vice President . 

Lucile Haggerty Secretary ... ... Llcile Haggerty 

Grant Turnquist Treasurer Gerald Lund 


D. SlI.MM H 
R. I 'Kit MAUI. 

L. Spink 
G. Ferdon 
Z. Fritz 

C Baysin<i 
M Opem 

E. \1< >i 

\ [ )i. Y« -- 
R. Graham 
D. Encler 
G. Mears 
M. O'Brien 


\Y < ON villi N 

J. Larson 



M. Peterson 

a i hokvi n 
Wm. Johnson 
M. McGee 


J, Indihar 



G. Fisher 
E. Amos 
P McGormick 
A. Alqcist 


E. Blakely 
E. Caloff 
M. Ives 

L. Hac.krty 
M. Kaschak 
H. Roth 


M Olivkk 


G. Lund 
N. Dee 
C. Boland 

N, Scherun 
H. Fischer 
2. Frits 


C. C. Jackson 
E. Teske 

W. JtSKt 

H. Reppb 


T. Dottle 
A. Harrican 
C. O'Brien 
F. Reynolds 
E. Johnson 

R. Ekman 
M Goodwin 
M Marine 
K Schoenopf 
H. Stetzer 

G. Turnqi IS! 

!' I. INN 

F. Ducharme 
E. Chase 
M Hicks 

E. Sokolik 
H Petrusciikl 
H. Merrill 
R. Strum 




N. Brooks 
C, Appell 
H. Picha 
F. Austin 

1. Eckblr*. 
L. Bubeck 
L. C. Brown 
M. Enori=:i 


R Norris 


N. Cronk 
C. Busweu. 


A i k>».\Kl> 

L Bertodatto 
M. Webert 
P. Olson 
N. Van Houten 

\ I,: i sn 
F. Miller 
W. Brown 
R. Lembke 
P. Wood 


E. Harris 
E. Olson 
V. Abonen 
D. Dufner 

R. Peieffer 

K \ \l V,( OMII 

D. Morris 

I . Schwartz 

E. R. Murphy 

Ki in 


R. Murray 

P. E. Larsos 
O, Stevens 

D. Kessel 

E. Abraham 
M. Blair 

1. Kyis 

VV Sl-I J RMI< \ 

M. Robs 


I.. DlVLlR 


Freshmen whose pictures do not appear: 





The Stout Student Association 

THE Stout Student Association of 1925-26 has endeavored to carry out the 
work originally planned for this organization. The secretary and treasurer 
were elected at the close of the previous year in order that two of the officers 
might familiarize themselves with the work of the Association. The president 
and the vice-president were elected during the first weeks of the fall term. 

The Association has a congregate membership consisting of the Band, 
Men's Glee Club. Girls' Glee Club. Manual Arts Players. Lyceum. Stoutonia. 
and the Athletic Association. A master ticket is issued at the beginning of 
the school year which entitles members to attend any functions sponsored by 
these organizations. 

In October the Association took charge of the Homecoming for 1925. 
Although elaborate plans were made, all events were carried through in modi- 
fied form, in due respect to President Nelson. On Saturday morning the old 
"grads"' registered in the Student Association office. In the afternoon the 
football game with Superior raised our spirits when we came out on top. At 
night the banquet was held in the cafeteria after which a quiet reception took 
place in the main corridor. Miss Kugel suggested the organization of the 
Alumni, and the beginning of that organization was started at the reception. 
During the school year the S.S.A. has given dances for the entire student 
body. These were mixers and were always well attended and enjoyed. 

The Association regulates student activities by scheduling all weekly 
events: endeavoring in this way to prevent conflicting events or dates of the 
organizations. A student member takes charge of the office each night after 
school thus making it a truly representative organization. 

The officers of the Stout Student Association wish to thank the faculty and 
the student body for their splendid support and co-operation in carrying out 
the duties and purposes of the Association. It is only with this co-operation 
that an organization can be of value to the school and so to you. 




The S. M. A. Society 

WE ORGANIZED this little club, in nineteen twenty-two. to give us 
all some knowledge, of art and music too. Our country's early music, 
we all would learn about; So Elson's book on music, we bought and gave to 
Stout. Each peppy member working, with the help of Miss Brasie; our work 
and social hours, were passed successfully. 


Esther Swenby President 

Carolyn Blakesly Vice President 

Esther Rhiel. Secretary 

Ruby Christenson Treasurer 

Miss Muriel Brasie Advisor 


Carolyn Blakesly 
Eleanor Brown 
Romell Chab 
Alice Crowley 
Helen Gee 
Esther Galusha 
Emma Griese 

Mavis Galloway 
Dorothy Hellberg 
Mildred Holstein 
Catherine McLaughlin 
Mildred Nokes 
Esther Swenby 
Nan Jean Shepherd 
Dorothy Ten Eyck 


Gail G. Banks 
Ruby Christenson 
Janice Purdy 
Nerrinne Isaccson 

Esther Rhiel 
rosella torgerson 
Marjorie Quackenbush 






In this school there is n club ; 
In (his club there are some members ; 
A'l its head we have our Ma ~ 
At her feel ihere is no la ! 

rirsf of all, we have same babies : 

i£7 ■ Jehlen , £*|; Reed , &); Scott , and Davies . 

DeForrestilM Mclireqoi^: nndJlorenrellurkee'-.^ 

Are all hist as nice as babies can be . 

Arnlsonand Irigfi — seniors so mighty jr^ 

?^tT Dreckwald, M. Jehlen " juniors so proud ; 
Prodigal daughters are Edgar \ - and Howard ^_ 
Altogether we make quite a crowd . 


■ >4 



Ann Schweingruber — what a name! 
derl Usthelders is much the same . 
\\\i\\ Marie lasche to complele the team 
ihey keep jheboygan's flame agleam . 

As children grow up they are hound to stray; 
lliiiMix (in and Rolfe have gone their way . 

Humphreys decided she'd better stay — 
la have a degree is better pn\ . 

All are like our member liright , 

Ready to do their work up right . 

[New members come — — old members we 

All love our 1 hilo Tamilee • 




The Stout Metallurgy Club 


John A. Bercstrom 

L. E. Globoker 

David Anderson 

Louis Gillis 

Albert L. Bechtold. 
Win dull Bennetts. 


. Vice President 




. Publicity 

Anderson, David 
Anderson. Henry 
Bectold. Albert L. 
Bectold. Conrad 
Bercstrom. John A. 
Bingham. A. G. 
Christ. Wm. J. 
Dahlcren. R. E. 
Gillis. Louis 
Globoker. L. C 
Hansen. Harold 
Healy. Robt. 

Hellum. Bloyd 
Hunter, Norman 
Knoblauch. Geo. 
Lobeck. Wm. E. 
Matusewic. Joe 
Martin, Winfield 
Mara. Edgar 
Ross. Henry 
Voyage. James 
Weideman. Robt. 
Roiseland. A. 
W'alko. John 
Bennetts. Wendell 

THE purpose of the Stout Metallurgy Club is to bring together a group of men interested in 
metals and metal working for the purpose of promoting: 

1. An atmosphere favorable to further development along the line. 

2. A study of the characteristics and properties of the various metals found in the earth. 

3. A study of the uses of metals and alloys formed from them. 

4" A study of the processes of converting the metals into manufactured products for the 

Membership is open to all students of the School of Industrial Arts who are interested in 
metals. Those who have five credits in metal courses and who have registered for two or more 
metal shops are eligible for membership. 

Special students who have had three years' experience as journeymen are also eligible for 



The Hyperian Society 

THE Hyperian Society, which is a literary society, has for its temporary 
aim. the study of social welfare work. 

The success of the society is due largely to the help and inspiration of 
Miss Bisbey. the faculty advisor, and to Miss Kugel. the associate faculty 
advisor, who has so willingly taken up the work during Miss Bisbey 's illness. 

Last year a great deal of interest was created by the adoption of a daughter: 
and because the work proved so successful and interesting two "Hyperian 
Daughters." were adopted this year. 

Much of the society's work consists in making clothing and in financing 
any medical aid that is necessary to care for the general health of the two 

The Christmas party which is an annual event and given for the poor 
children of the city contributed much to the society's enjoyment. 


Dorothy Hobart President 

Olca Nurmie ■ ■ Vice President 

Emma Nasgowitz Secretary 

Fannie Webb Treasurer 

Bertha Bisbey Faculty Advisor 

Ruby Anderson- 
Mildred Baker 
Irene Boese 
Annette Bruzek 
Myrtle Dahlen 
Edna Farrar 
Alice Hawkinson 


Dorothy Hobart 
Clara Jackson 
Leon a Kusnierick 
Harriet La Vague 
Emma Nasgowitz 
Olca Nurmie 
Blanche Oliver 

Gertrude Sam i da 
Maratha Steffenson 
Evelyn Spiegelhoff 
Sophia Sockness 
Irene Sorely 
Amy Stoltz 
Margaret Stroum 
I annie Webb 










F. G. Peterson President 

K. Clark .Secretary 

P. E. Jaquish Treasurer 

C. Bechtold 
W. Bennetts 
H. F. Good 
G. F. Miller 
J. E. Ray 


H. Snively 
A. Sours 
H. C. Thayer 
E. R. Thiel 

C. A. Bowman 

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Girls' Athletic Club 


Rosella Targenson President 

Onetah Ottow Vice President 

Freda Nelson Secretary 

Clara Jackson Treasurer 

THE Girls" Athletic Club is a revision of the Girls" Hikers Club. The 
change enables the girls to work for their letter "S" in athletics, as well 
as hiking. Letters are awarded to those who have earned 100 points. 

The committee was appointed and the following points were worked out 
and accepted by the club. 

Hiking 1 miles 10 points 

Hockey team — 

1st and 2nd team 15 points 

Basketball — 

1st team 15 points 

2nd team 10 points 

Volley ball— 

1 st team 15 points 

2nd team 10 points 

Swimming 1 hr 5 points 

Skating. 1 hr 5 points 

Tennis 1 hr 5 points 

Bicycling 5 points 

Bringing New Member into club 5 points 

The club holds its meetings the first Thursday of every month. 

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THE Areme was organized in 1922 and has for its members, women who 
are members of the Order of the Eastern Star. 

Besides social activities, the Areme plans some definite project each year. 
This year it is providing additional funds to be used for medical services in 
connection with the child nutrition work which is carried on in the school. 


Mildred Baker 

Llcile J. Webb 

Betty Farman 

Margaret McCready 
Martha L. Metcalf . . 


. . Vice President 



Faculty Advisor 


Miss Metcalf 


Miss Kucel 


Miss Dolliver 

Dorothy Bahr 

Norma Hancock 

Mildred Baker 

Mildred Holstien 

Dorothy Bright 

Nerinne Isaacson- 

Dorothy Berg 

Alice Johnson- 

Beatrice Carlson 
Ruth Chase 

Margaret McCready 

Esther Reil 

Isabelle Eckin.w 

Geneve Starr 

Margaret Edgar 

Hazel Boggs 

Betty Farman 
Zelda Fritz 

Llcile J. Webb 

Margaret Humphreys 

Margaret Hartvvell 



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The Y. M. C. A. 

THE purpose of the Y.M.C.A. as set forth in the inter-national organiza- 
tion's constitution is as follows: "To lead young men to a faith in God 
through jesus Christ; to promote their growth in Christian faith, especially 
through the study of the Bible; to lead them to membership and service in 
the Christian church; to challenge them in united effort to make the will of 
God effective in human society, and extend His Kingdom throughout the 


A college Y.M.C.A. should hold a coveted position among the school s 
organizations in that it attempts to fill the need for right moral guidance, a 
need that is strongly felt among young men who are probably for the first 
time separated from the immediate influences of a good home life. 

The regular meetings of the "Y" are held on Thursday evenings. During 
the past year these meetings have been featured by talks by the faculty mem- 
bers and students on topics of general interest. 

A special feature of this year's program of constructive work was the 
Sunday morning session held regularly from 8:45 to 9:30 every Sunday morning. 
During the first part of the year these meetings were devoted to talks by in- 
terested business and professional men about the city. Later, the Sunday 
morning session were devoted to group discussion of students' problems. 

The "Y" was responsible for several social features during the year among 
which were a joint meeting with the La Salle club, a banquet in honor of the 
visiting State Student Secretary. McKee. a joint meeting with the Y.W.C.A. 
and two school dances. 

The equipment and operation of a garment check-room in the gymnasium 
by the "Y" provided a much needed convenience for party guests while it at 
the same time proved a source of revenue to the club. 

Mr. F. E. Tustison is the new faculty advisor of the organization. The 
success of the group discussion is directly due to his influence. 

The Y.M.C.A. enjoys a large roll of members who will, in the years to 
come, look back upon the days spent in good fellowship as the happiest memo- 
ries of college life at Stout. 


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THE Young Women's Christian Association, one of the oldest organizations 
of our school, was started early in the history of the school. In 1915 it 
was re-organized and made a larger and more complete unit. At this time the 
cabinet, consisting of eleven girls, elected from the group and acting as an 
executive committee, was installed. Each of the eleven girls is chairman of 
cne of the various committees, being responsible for the work of her particular 

The Cabinet meets every Monday night in the Y.W.C.A. club rooms. 
Every Wednesday night at 4:15 the "Y" holds its regular weekly meeting. 
These meetings usually take the form of discussions on problems of interest 
to the girls, or talks by different faculty members. At least once during the 
year the "Y" is instrumental in securing a foreign born student to speak to 
the girls. 

The Y.W.C.A. is one of the busiest organizations of the school. During 
the summer, the membership committee sends out information to the new 
students who have enrolled for the fall. Each new student, called a lit tit- 
sister, is assigned to an old student, a big sister, who helps the little sister get 

The Social Service Committee prepares baskets of food at Thanksgiving 
time to send to the needy families of the city and helps in local, social welfare 
work in many ways. 

The "Y" also affords many good times. The first event of the year is the 
big mixer picnic which is usually held at Riverside Park. The "Geneva 
.Meeting" held on the Tainter Hall campus is one always looked forward to. 
Perhaps one of the jolliest parties is the annual "kid party" in which both 
faculty and students return to the days of hair ribbons, all-day-suckers, and 
so on. 

This year the Y.W.C.A. added a number of new pieces of furniture to the 
club rooms as well as new equipment for the kitchen. 

A candy sale given was to help defray the expenses of representatives 
attending conventions in the interests of the Y.W.C.A. 

Y. w. c. A. 




The Marquette Club 


\\nette Bruzek President 

Ro.mona Burns Vice President 

Evelyn Spiegelhoff Secretary-Treasurer 

Miss Muriel Brasie Faculty Advisor 

THE iMarquette Club, a member of the National Federation of College 
Catholic Clubs, is a society composed of Catholic women of The Stout 
Institute. Its purposes are to promote the common interests of its members: 
to create a spirit of friendship among the students by giving them a means 
of becoming better acquainted with one another: and to promote the social 
and other activities of the school. 

A mixer party was held early in the fall with the La Salle Club. At Hal- 
lowe'en time, the clubs cooperated in giving a dance for the entire school, which 
now is an annual event. 

The club is active in philanthropic and missionary work. Money is raised 
by candy sales and donations. 

Regular meetings are held twice a month. 


The La Salle Club 

ALTHOUGH comparatively young, the La Salle Club, an organization of 
Catholic men has become an important factor in school life at The Stout 
Institute. The club not only affords a means of social diversion for its mem- 
bers, but is a recognized agent in the development and perpetuation of high 
moral character. The club has taken an active part in school functions by 
co-operating with other organizations and by fostering numerous club ac- 
tivities, social and otherwise. 

It was in October. 1921. that the club had its inception, setting forth 
worthy aims as is evident from the objects enumerated in the first article of 
the constitution: "To promote the common interests of the Catholic men in 
The Stout Institute; to create a spirit of fellowship and co-operation among 
these students by giving them a means of becoming further acquainted with 
one another: to inspire confidence and self-reliance when with others, by means 
of parliamentary practise, debate, and other activities: to co-operate with 
other organizations of The Stout Institute in social and other activities." 

The membership of the club in its first year was thirty-one: today there 
are forty-one members. 

Mr. H. M. Hansen Faculty Advisor 

Byron Wood 

George Knoblauch 
Oscar Marking .... 
F. A. Van Eynde . . . 
C. L. Pozzini 


. . . Vice President 




Barocci. L. 
Bergin. S. 
Bernhardt. J . L. 
Brom, R. 
Budde, H. 

Doyle. T. H. 
Dlcharme, T. 
Erchll. L. 
Ferguson. L. A. 
Fiuonowicz. F. J. 
Fugina, M. G. 

GlLLES. L. N. 



Glennon. j. M. 
Globokar. L. E. 
Grab, G. 
Greely, F. 


Haessly. L. E. 
Hanzel. A. 
Indihar. J. 
Knoblauch. G. 
Marking. O. A* 
Marschner. P. 
Matusewic. J. \ . 

McDonough, J . R 
Murphy, E. R. 
O'Brien. C. 
O'Connor. J. 
Pagnucco. C. 
Pozzini. E. L. 
Rice. B. 
Schaenzer, A. 
Schroedl. F. 
Sebranek. L. 
Skull. J. R. 
Van Eynde. I". A. 
Welter. M. G. 
Wood, B. L. 

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D. A. K. 

THE members of the Junior and Senior classes in the school of Household 
Arts of The Stout Institute banded together in January. 1924. and formed 
the DAK. Club, named in honor of Miss Daisy Alice Kugel. Director of the 
department and faculty advisor of the organization. The purposes of the 
association as outlined in the constitution are: 

1. To better acquaint girls of the Junior and Senior classes with each 
other and to provide social times: 

2. To sponsor projects during the year that foster co-operation between 
students and alumni and between classes in the school; 

3. To secure home economics leaders to give addresses at the school. 

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month and are made up 
of both business and social programs. Attractive oblong pins of a small 
bevelled edge black enamel center, surrounded by yellow gold with the letters 
D.A.K. in gold showing through, have been adopted by the organization. 
The present officers of the club are: President. Myrtle Dahlen; Vice-President. 
Dorothy Hobart: Secretary, Alice Hawkinson. 

The club has been accepted into the National Home Economics Association 
and this fall was admitted into the Wisconsin Home Economics Association 
as a student club. 

Semi-monthly teas are held in the school tea room, which aside from 
providing an income gives the members practical experience in their work. 
"A Trip Around the World," at which various groups of girls representing 
the countries of the world, provided entertainment for the public, has been 
the only project undertaken solely for financial gain, and it was a great 

Mrs. Mary Schwartz Rose, author of "Feeding the Family" and various 
other home economics works, and a recognized leader in her field, made an 
appearance before the student body in October, part of the expenses of the 
lecture being borne by the D.A.K. Club. The organization hopes to brin<* 
other speakers to Stout by which the entire school may profit. 

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The Stout Boxing and Wrestling Club 

THE Boxing and Wrestling Club is in its second year of growth and has 
achieved a purpose in teaching clean sportsmen-like entertainment and 
exercise. The officers were men elected by the club of the previous year and 
were thus capable of beginning the organization's activities early in the school 
term. The club room has been the scene of many friendly and entertaining 
combats, and week-end bouts have further developed interest in the work. 
The Boxers and Wrestlers owe their appreciation to Mr. Miller and his efforts 
in securing additional equipment for the club activities. 


Robert Wiedeman. 

Henry Ross 

Rodney Phillips . . 
Walter Nylund . . 


Vice President 


.... Treasurer 

George Miller 

R. L. Welch Floyd Keith R. A. McGee 


Anderson, David 
Anderson, Henry 
Bechtold. Albert 
Bechtold. Conrad 
Buswell, Charles 
Chapmen. Jean 
Conachen, Walter 
Du Charme, Theodore 
Handberg. Fred 
Hanzel, Albert 
Jacobson. N. A. 
Kern. George 
Kinley, Ronald 
Lakso, John 

Larson. J. W. 
Lobeck, William 
Li kkarilla, Hugo 
McDonough. James 
Netterblad, Walter 
Newcomb. Kenneth 
Nylund, Walter 
Norris. Rolland 
Phillips. Rodney 
Ross, Henry 
Schroedl. Frank 
Sturm. Raymond 
Vojta, Jerry 
Weideman, Robert 
Welter, Mark 




Stout Woodworker's Club 

THE Stout Woodworker's Club, realizing a long cherished hope of Mr. 
Hansen's and of the woodwork students, was organized in December, 1925. 
Mr. Hansen, assisted by Mr. McGee. drew up tentative plans and called pre- 
liminary meetings at which it was shown that the students were interested in 
such an organization. A constitutional committee was appointed and it 
enthusiastically began work. In a short time the constitution was prepared, 
corrected, and accepted by a vote of the entire club. 

Stout students are eligible for membership when they have signed up for 
twenty-seven weeks of woodwork. Special students must have three years of 
trade experience. Officers must have thirty-six weeks of woodwork. All 
members must maintain an average of **M" in woodwork subjects. 

The club has a two-fold purpose — business and pleasure, the first and 
most important of which is; — To promote a better knowledge and higher 
standards of design, construction, and workmanship in wood. 

Among the pleasurable aims are mixers, smokers, and dances. 

The club is now conducting regular business and has forty active members 
under the following officers: 

A. S. Chermak President 

W. Moeller Vice President 

G. L. Turnqujst Secretary 

\ Ir. Hansen Acting Advisor 

.Mr. McGee Acting Advisor 

Mr. Keith Acting Advisor 


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The Nelsonian Forensic Club 

Ti {\i Nelsonian Forensic Club, the object of which is to furnish a medium 
for practice in all kinds of public speaking and also for the study of the 
greater current public problems, was organized in October. 1925. The name 
was chosen because the inception of the idea of the society was a result of 
President Kelson's belief that more opportunity for public expression was a 
paramount need in the extra-curricular life of Stout students. 

Its membership consists partly of those who had developed an interest in 
debate and oratory in high school. It is largely composed of those who desire 
to learn to speak more easily and forcefully. Its organization is aided by 
Mr. Faville whose experience before coming to Stout was great in the public 
speaking field. 

Although inter-school debates may be an outgrowth of the forensic interest 
stimulated by this club, its activities this year have been confined to local 
debates and presentations. Its charter members are of both sex. in the belief 
that there is an equal need of development for men and women in this field, 
and an equal interest among them in the great topics of the day. 


N. A. Jacobson. . 
Harry Stevens . . 
Harold Hanson . 

Louis Gilles 

John Faville. Jr. 

Arthur Alquist 
Ruby Anderson 
Wendell Bennetts 
Stephen Bercin 
Hazel Boggs 
Norman Brooks 
Myrtle Dahlin 
Charlotte Ginn 
John Glennon 


Louis Globokar 
Lucile Hacerty 
Albert Hanzel 
Hector Henderson- 
Victor Hoffert 
John Lakso 
Lloyd Long 
Edgar Mara 
Oscar Marking 



\'ice President 


.... Treasurer 

Blanche Oliver 
Maribel Peterson- 
Rodney Phillips 
Gerald Potter 
Julia Solie 
Dorothy Solsrud 
Frank Van Eynde 
Jerry Vojta 
Fannie Webb 
Byron Wood 

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. . . .. 

Boy Scout Organization 

THERE has been a steady demand for instructors, who can, besides at- 
tending to their regular school program, take charge of the civic needs 
of the boy. The Boy Stout organization has fulfilled these needs very satis- 
factorily. J 

Although, the course is only an extra-curricular activity, and does not 
offer credit, it is of great benefit and value to the student. It gives him greater 
prestige and a wider scope in his application for a position. It also assures 
him a higher salary due to this extra work. 

Besides this, the National Scout headquarters offers a diploma to every 
student who completes the twenty-four hour course outlined. The student, 
who holds one of these diplomas, possesses the necessary qualifications to 
organize and control a boy scout organization. 

The course covers a period of eighteen weeks; meeting one hour and a half 
each week. It takes up such work as the requirements of the tenderfoot; 
second, and first class scouts; the ways of organizing and controlling troops, 
and equipping and maintaining of scout camps. It also gives a full course in 
life saving and resuscitation as outlined by the Red Cross. This work is 
carried out in the swimming pool at the gymnasium. 

The meetings are conducted under the patrol method. Officers elected 
are: Scout leader. Assistant Scout leader, and Patrol leaders. 

It is understood that the students enrolled in the training course will act 
as Scout Masters or Assistant Scout Masters in troops sponsored by the churches 
with which they are affiliated. This work has been helped and cheered on by 
Mr Meserve, the Scout executive from Eau Claire, who has charge of scout 
work in Dunn County. 

Mr Kranzuseh. the faculty advisor, has been the guiding light which has 
kept the training course alive and progressive. His connection with local 
troops, his wide practical experience, and his knowledge of scout work have 
proven of great value in conducting the course. 

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TVom tfce savaqe roll of fbe drum tb fke 
College vancl, ujahav& vroares>9ed until wc bave at 
ovr Tootkoll and tpasket hall games e>om& -form of 
tvaoio to dtimt'lo^' pep sckool spirit, <*tfxd to <=l^m<?r?strat? 
we are wttk our cvarriar* ontil tW -fitrtsk 

Out* scnaol hand rs as <^evelop*<i from ike liftl* 
street corner hand to onc<?f tkirtu pieces, foil ^ i/wi form- 
ed cm<£ ready; for* ^irtyf kin a tke school mciy coil for m 
fke uJatj of music {or tf^mes, pct» m«4mg5, etc, 

Dcj-rificj tke sckool year of \<$?.S-wz.* trie bond 
kas developed to £i stage wnere tine plovers mu*$ 
compete to ©ecu-re their positions, and 1b kold 
"Hje>m, 1 ke re salt" of trtifr corui-if ion \\as ^produced 
abetter hand-, an A o\ well kalanced ba«d,v*4ttck 
rn*ane> mere and k*tfer niusic. 

TTjtouoY* the efforts of Ike 5fa<iewi baaly 
faculty, ami various organization*, or? investment in 
music, instruments, and uniforms was made,, giving 
us Ike rnost* complete college kand of *tt~& c\a&& to 
tke afafe. 

J. E. Ray. me director of tke kand, kas spent a 
cons'*dero-kle portion of kis lime £> rnalce tke kond 
wortktvhue, and a permanent orp animation, in tke sckool. 
Mr OfVs.^aetor, pla^mc* first chair %n tke cornet sectiort. 
is ffie assistant eft rector, and president oftkekand^ 
Mr. r^aoUi en, secret aiy and 1recsstLrer l ar?cJ Mr. vheoJonnsow., 



Men's Glee Club 

THE first meeting of the Glee Club in September found many old members 
back. Few changes had to be made. 

At the first business meeting the following officers were elected: Ole Strand. 
President; Richard Hoffman, Vice-president; and Victor Hoffert, Secretary- 

After practicing hard for about five months the club made a little road 
trip including Baldwin. Hudson, Barron and Chetek. We had the mis- 
fortune of losing Ole Strand just a few days before our trip because of his 
appointment at Springfield. Illinois. 

We owe very much to the orchestra which is composed of all Club members 
except Bernard Shadney who acted as director of it. 

Little do we realize the untiring effort which Mr. and Mrs. Good have put 
forth for the success of the Club. We owe them more than we can realize 
as a club and as individual members. 


First Tenors 

0. A. Strand 
K. S. Fletcher 
B. Hellam 

1. Madden 

First Bass 

C. Pacnucco 
G. H. Richards 

D. Anderson 
V. F. Hoffert 

Second Tenors 

C. H. Waller 
W. Martin 
R. Sturm 
O. Wills 

Second Bass 

R. E. Hoffman 
C. Galoff 
L. C. Brown 
M. G. Welter 


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The Stout Orchestra 

THE Stout Orchestra is in its first year of growth. It began early in the 
school year, and has developed creditably with weekly practices under 
the efficient direction of Mr. Gregg. The organization aims to train for 
leadership in musical activities, and is expected to become one of the Institute's 
finest extra-curricular activities. The organization owes a deep appreciation 
to President Nelson for his support and interest in the work that is being done. 


Hector Henderson President 

Phillip Olson Vice President 

Walter Nylund Secretary-Treasurer 

Mr. Gregg Director 


First Violins Cello Saxaphones 

Phillip Olson Frank Cassel Hector Henderson 

Raymond Sturm Cornets Maxwell Gundlach 

Bernard Schadney Otis Saeter Robert Schoenlin 

Second Violins Victor Glenn 

Ruth Chase Myron Crandall 1 romoones 

Leota Hanson p ian0 t YNM ° GDE «; 

Walter Nylund Gladys Fink Theodore Welander 

Drums Clarinet Bass 

John Faville, Jr. Ira Madden Charles Pacnucco 

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**«**>a% t *a1?#AS*! 

The Girls 1 Glee Club 

THE Girls' Glee Club of Stout Institute, since its reorganization in February 
1925, has steadily forged ahead in the quality of its work. 
At the beginning of the first semester this organization changed its name. 
Sharps and Flats, to the Girls* Glee Club of Stout Institute. Several new 
members were admitted, through try-out, making a total of thirty-four mem- 

The music of the concert this year included three Grieg numbers, which 

were of special merit and showed the results of much hard work on the part 
of the members. As a whole the concert showed improvement in technique, 
harmony, and the balance of voices. 


Miss Dolliver Director 

Dorothy Ten Eyck President 

Annette Bruzek Vice-President 

Frances McComas Treasurer 

Amy Stoltz Business Manager 

Evelyn Spiecelhoff Librarian 

First Soprano 

Second Soprano 

Annette Bruzek 

Frances McCc 

Ruth De Forest 

Gladys Kriesse 

Clara Schoenoff 

Frances Miller 

Iva Mae Gross 

Zelda Fritz 

Dorothy Ten Eyck 

Hazel Linnell 

Patricia McCormick 

Nilah Dee 

Emma Nasgowitz 

Marjorie Rossler 

Mildred Olson 

First Alto 

Second Alto 

Marion Arnston 

Frieda Nelson 

Alice Griesse 

Orpha Ste\ 

Clarisse Smith 

Fannie Webb 

Amy Stoltz 

Lydia Bubeck 

Emma Socce 

Dorothy Dufnlr 

Evelyn Spiecelhoff 

Olga Nurmie 

Ruth Trinko 





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Adam and Eva 


James King, a rich man William Jahnke 

Corintha. his parlor maid Gertrude Hilgen 

Clinton De Witt, his son-in-law Arthur Alquist 

Julie De Witt, his eldest daughter Marion O'Brien 

Eva King, his younger daughter Frances McComas 

Aunt Abby Rocker, his sister-in-law Maude Thomas 

Dr. Jack Delamater, his neighbor Norman Brooks 

Horace Pilgrin. his uncle Gerald Lund 

Adam Smith, his business manager Victor Hoffert 

Lord Andrew Gordon, his would-be son-in-law Eugene Waterson 

Act I. — In Mr. King's home. Long Island; Morning. 

Act II — Scene I — Same as Act I. Five-thirty in the evening. Ten days 
have elapsed. 
Scene 1 1 — After dinner. 

Act III. — The King farm in New Jersey. Three months later. 



The Vanishing Princess 


.Vfatinka, a once-famous master magician Bernard Rice 

Cindy, a shop girl Marjorie Robb 

Mr. I-Say. a most disagreeable landlord George Richards 

The King, a medicine fakir. O. A. Strand 

Scene — In the quaint, misty, musty, magic shop of Matinka. 


Why the Chimes Rang 


Holger, a peasant boy Mina Van Houten 

Steen. his brother Mildred Holstein 

Bertel. their uncle Albert Hanzel 

An Old Woman Dorothy Ten Eyck 


The Priest. William Jahnke 

The Rich Man . . . Frank Major 

The Courtier Grant Turnquist 

A Rich Woman Martha SterTenson 

A Sage Edward Amos 

A Young Girl Dorothy Engler 

The King George Kern 

Time — A day long ago. 

Scene — The interior of a wood-chopper's hut on the edge of a forest. 

For the plays. Why The Chimes Rang, and The Vanishing Princess, the 
following assisted as: 

Business Manager Adolph Roiseland 

Stage Managers J ^?. r ) man brooks 

& & \ William Jahnke 

Publicity Victor Hoffert 

Properties ( ^ an ^ Sanson 

r \ Pnscilla Gilbert 

Costumes . Helen Thayer 

Lighting I ^^ Henderson 

& 6 " ' \ Eugene Waterston 



The Manual Arts Players 

THE iManual Arcs Players. Stout's only dramatic club, has made excellent 
progress during the past year in the plays it has put on. Adam and Eva. 
presented November 13. was very heartily enjoyed by the large audience that 
attended the performance. On December 17. two one-act plays were staged 
and were very successful. April 23 and May 22 concluded the stage work of 
the club for the school year of *2> and '26. 

Under the able direction of Miss Dolliver. the club has made exceptional 
progress. To study drama is one of the purposes of the organization. 

Other than the stage work, the Manual Arts Players have a yearly Costume 
Party. This year the party was held on the twenty-ninth of January. The 
hall was decorated in gay colors, and under a ceiling of the thousand balloons. 
with bushels of confetti, and miles of serpentine, the peppy student body 
that was in attendance, had a most enjoyable time. The Glee Club Orchestra 
added much to the carnival spirit. 

Miss M. M. Dolliver, Director 

Miss Phillips 
Miss Mutz 

Miss Skinner 

Miss Brasie 
Miss Snowden 

Louis Gilles 
Emma Griesse 
Lloyd Long 
Albert Hanzel 
Oral Goff 
Adolph Roiseland 
Helen Thayer 
Gladys Kriese 
Archie Strand 
Victor Hoffert 
Gertrude Hilcln 
Iva Mae Gross 
Priscilla Gilbert 
Maude Thomas 



Bernard Rice 
Eugene Waterston 
Geneva Starr 
Gerald Lund 
Dorothy Morris 
Dorothy Engler 
Melville Wright 
Geo. Richard 
Edward Amos 
Dorothy Solsrud 
Grant Turnquist 
Frances McComas 
Marjorie Robb 
Laurel Dunbar 

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Marion O'Brien 
Dorothy Ten Eyck 
Arthur Alquist 
William Jahnke 
Emily Vorachek 
Marjorie Quakenbush 
Martha Steffenson 
Nina Van Houten 
Norman Brooks 
C. F. Major 
Le Roy Kumerow 
Otto Henderson 
Mildred Holsteix 
Geo. Kern 


The Stoutonia 

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Ki'.NVov S li i i< in k 1 alitor- 1 n-< hief 

Edwin Meslow Associate Editor 

Charlies Purvis Associate Editor 

Emma Nasgowit: News Editor 

Acnes Jehlen Socictv Editor 

Dorothy Ten Eyck H. E. Editor 

Curtis Sommerer. ... I. A. Editor 

Dorothy Bright . . . .Local Editor 

Romkli. Chad. . Alumni Editor 

Harry Mkrrill. . Athletic Editor 

Harold Waller Proofreader 

I'.it.iM B W.mikmon (Cartoonist 

Ira C Madden. . . Business Manager 

Laurie Lehto Advertising Manager 

Norman Brooks Assistant 

Mark Welter Circulation Manager 

Frank Van Eynde Assistant 

John Faville. Jr Editorial Adviser 

C. W. Hague Business Adviser 

Gerald Lund Dorothy Engi i r 

Norman Olson Bessie Farman 

Roll and Norris 

THE school year 1925-1926 has been a year of experimentation for The 
Stoutonia. With twelve members of the previous year's staff as a basis, 
many changes in personnel were tried. Members were allowed to try their 
abilities in various departments until the ones to which they were best adapted 
were discovered. The change in the curriculum of The Stout Institute also 
made necessary some staff changes. When students were here for two years 
only, they spent the first year on The Stoutonia Staff as assistants and the 
second year as department heads. Since students are now here for three or 
more years, it was decided best to have all freshmen act as reporters, upper 
classmen filling the department positions. 

A decided effort was made this year to analyze the desires of the eleven 
hundred Stoutonia subscribers and to meet this demand as well as possible. 
This analysis resulted in the creation of several new departments: The Faculty 
Mirror. On the Book Shelf. Looking Backward. Chuck's Chuckles, and an 
Athletic Department. Pictures go a long way toward making an attractive 
paper; so The Stoutonia secured a cartoonist and each week of the year printed 
a cartoon of school interest or of an "Idiosyncrasy of a Pedagog." 

Probably the most drastic change in The Stoutonia this year was in the 
mechanical appearance. The mark at which the Staff aimed was to have 
The Stoutonia as nearly like a cosmopolitan newspaper as possible. Banner 
and feature headlines, together with moderately sensational makeup were 
used to give the paper a newsy appearance. 

On a few occasions of special interest. The Stoutonia printed special edi- 
tions so that the latest news might be had by the readers. Throughout the 
basketball season a reporter accompanied the team on all trips and provided 
first-hand information about the conference games. When the team had won 
the state championship, a championship edition was issued. 

The Stoutonia was fortunate this year in having John Faville, Jr. as faculty 
adviser. Mr. Faville is a graduate of the Beloit School of Journalism and has 
been able to give the Stan the benefit of his journalistic experience. How- 
ever, since there is no course in journalism at The Stout Institute, it was im- 
possible to improve the quality of the news stories as much as was desired. 

The year 1925 marked the tenth anniversary of The Stoutonia and the 
Staff feels that it has successfully carried out the purposes for which the paper 
was intended. 


The Stoutonia Staff Iff*. 
1925-26 ^* 

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The Mechanical Staff 

TO THE men on the mechanical staff of The Stoutonia the paper owes 
much credit for the success of the publication this year. The staff is 
composed of students in the advanced printing classes and the production of 
The Stoutonia is a part of their work for credit. Each individual in the class 
acts as foreman at least once during the year, thus gaining experience in the 
mechanical production of a newspaper. 

Machine composition is done by a staff of three members chosen from the 
Linotype classes. These men set the type and make all corrections. On 
Thursday afternoons the other members of the mechanical staff make up the 
forms under the direction of the editor, lock them up. and put them on the 
press. The printing is done Thursday evenings and Friday mornings. All 
advertisements and headlines are set earlier in the week. 

Since no member of the class is foreman for more than two weeks, efficiency 
is sacrificed for educational purposes, but the printers deserve mention be- 
cause of their cooperation and loyalty, 


Inky Fingers 


Lena Bertodatto - File 

Edwin VIeslow Ruling Pen 

Corene Baysinger Fountain Pen 

Miss Skinner Faculty Adviser 

WITH no attempt in view to create professional writers or finished artists, 
the Inky Fingers was conceived and promulgated for the development 
of those students interested in this kind of literary pursuit. In a school where 
the primary interest is centered in the preparation for specialized professional 
work, an organization of this character is undoubtedly needed and appreciated. 
Prizes are given each year for the best contributions in each class of litera- 
ture presented, the winning manuscripts being printed in the Stoutonia. 

A number of social gatherings have been enjoyed, during the year, at 
Miss Skinner's apartments. The influence of her hospitality and constructive 
criticism has stimulated attempts to develop the literary talent among the 

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The Tower 


Andrew Melby Editor-in-Chief 

Helen Stroebl .Associate Editor 

Louis Globoker Business Manager 

George Bunker Asst. Business Manager 

Hugo Pesola. . . . .Advertising Manager 

Walter Nylund Asst. Advertising Manager 

Dorothy Hobart Organization Editor 

Louis Gilles Asst. Organization Editor. First Semester 

Irving Hosking Asst. Organization Editor. Second Semester 

Marion Arntson Art Editor 

Marion Rather Asst. Art Editor 

Eleanor Brown Asst. Art Editor 

Ferris Clark Athletic Editor 

Marion Jehlen Asst. Athletic Editor, First Semester 

Maude Thomas Typist 

Adolph Roiseland Photographer 

Ethel Dean Asst. Photographer 

Ai ma Torpy Humor Editor. First Semester 

Emma Griesse Humor Editor. Second Semester 

William Dohr Asst. Humor Editor 


C. W. Hague Business 

Eva Scantlebury Contents 


The Tainter Annex 

IT WAS a beautiful spring day and four middled aged women alighted from the observation 
coach of a through Northwestern train at the station of a middle western city. As they 
stepped upon the platform they were immediately surrounded by the cries of "Taxi? Taxi?" 
They chose the old faithful "Yellow .' 

When questioned as to their destination. Mrs. Russcl Daryl (formerly Dorothy Bright) 
quickly replied. "The Annex," but was quite surprised at the pu-zlcd expression on the driver's 

"Well, surelj you must know where Tainter Annex is?" questioned her companion, Mrs. 
Reginald Cunningham (formerly Hclcnc Keller) and Mrs. Paul Winthrop (formerly Mavis 

But at the driver's "No." the four women were at a loss as to what to do. As they glanced 
around, they discovered another old Anncxer. Johana Eagcn. coming down the platform. After 
a good old time greeting (Annex style) she was questioned as to her whereabouts and the changes 
at the Stout Institute during the last twenty years. 

"I'll tell you all about it as we drive up to the Lake Side Hal!," she replied. 

"What is this Lake Side Hall?" 

"Why, haven't you heard? The Annex burned down some years ago and in its place." 
— just then the taxi turned into the drive leading up to the main entrance of Lake View Hall. 

Getting out of the cab with much eagerness, they stood still with wonder at the transforma- 
tion that had taken place within the last twenty years. Beautiful grounds with shrubbery and 
trees, surrounded the Old English style building with its gently sloping slate roof. A new beach 
extended the length of the campus, and as the women looked at it they were reminded of the 
one-plank pier that constituted the bathing facilities for the old annex. 

As they mounted the steps, they were greeted at the door by a sweet gray-haired, matronly- 
looking lady whom they recognized as a former classmate. Helen Kuczynski. They had no 
more than mentioned her name, when all four were talking at the same time about their present 
life, and then the good old "Institute days." But the matron did not stop to talk long, for she 
was anxious to show them the completely equipped building. 

After their return to the reception hall, they seated themselves comfortably before the open 
fire. The glow from the softly shaded lamps and the shadows on the walls from the fire brought 
back by -gone memories of old Annex days. 

Dorothy Bright started the conversation. The lights flickered and Helen said. "Don't 
be alarmed, for if they do go out. Johanna Eagcn and Mavis Galloway arc here to fix them." 

Then Mavis joined in with. "I wonder if Janice Purdy has made any use of her knowledge 
of Household Physics gained under Professor Tustison?" 

The telephone rang and every one was waiting for the familiar call of "Henrietta Meyers, 
hang out!", but instead the white capped maid who had answered the phone, pushed the floor 
button for Miss Bahr. who was the Physical Director of the Institute, and who. also, was acting 
as assistant matron of Lake Side Hall. 

The telephone call reminded Helen that the train must be in, which was to bring her old 
Annex friends, the A.O.O.D's. This club included Sophie Sockness. the President of the Annex 
for the first semester; Edna Hume. Gerty Hilgen. Cora Sunde. Hannah Brekke. Edna Talg and 
Oral Goff . Helen then excused herself and promised us that she would bring the girls back with 

After Helen left the group was entertained by music; one of the last of the selections. Illinois 
loyalty, bringing back the days when Caroline Blakcslee and the Sheboygan bunch vied for honors 
with the true Illinois spirit. 

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Pet Hobbv 

Olivia Anderson Shooting baskets 

Evelyn Abraham. . . .Getting Psych .... 

Gladys Appcl Bob-bing 

Florence Austin Keeping Lena companv 

Dorothy Berg Pinning 

1 .ena Bcrtadotta .... Talking 

Romona Burns Eating potatoes. . . . 

Arlcn Butler Doing things well. . 

Gertrude Burt Washing socks 

Marion Bull Harry 

Claire Coughlin Buggy riding 

Romcll Chab Contracting illnesses so someone 

will sympathise with her. 

Anna De Young Washing uniforms 

Nilah Dee. Asking questions 

Mary Endrizzi Sticking up for Hcrlcy . 

Irene Eckberg Giving elderly advice. . 

Ruby Eckman Answering her phone ca^ls 

Agnes Howard Declaring fouls on Bucks! 

Lucille Hagcrty Making breaks at the telephone . 

Lucille Hansen Matching diamonds! 

Margaret Hartwcll. .Scurrying around 

Elizabeth Hooper. . .Thinking of sarcasm — 

Jeanettc Jackson .... Sewing 

Clara Jackson Talking to the cafeteria boys . 

Stella Kcrbaugh Whistling 

Merle Krcbcaububl. .Shooting 

Phyllis Linn Making herself known at 


Patricia McCormiek. Primping! 

Dorothy McKcvitt . . Puddling around - 

Dorothy Leonard — Work! (?) 

Dot Murrie Teasing 

Emma Nasgowitz. . .Firing around(?.) . . 

Olga Nurinie Talking. 

Phyllis Millcnbah . . . Leading Stout yells . . 

Mae Olson Helping others v. kh work 

Marion O'Brien Playing the "Vic" 

Margaret Oliver Writing letters toGlcndalc. Ha. 

Mildred Olson Singing 

Laurette QuistoriT. . .Praising Manitowoc. . . . 
Florence Reynolds. . .Counting as follows I -ugh 2ugh. 

3 ugh 4ugh etc. 
1 lelcn Roth Gadding 

Carol Reed Blushing . . . 

Julia Solie Stuffing . 

Emma Soggc Eating «««««". 

Lulu Spink\ Choir work 

Evelyn Spicgclhoff . . .Getting home 

Esterc Soko»k Answering long distance calls . . 

Helen Thayer .Sending men home on Sunday . 

Avis Wildcnradt . . . .Drinking rootbeer at Chase's. . . 
Miss Backman Curing colds 



.To pose as a minister's daughter. 

.To pull a few E's. 

.Just to dance, and dance, and dance. 

.Find time to make her bed. 

.To set up a bus line from here to Barron. 

. Find a quick cure for mumps. 

.Writing perfect letters to Milwaukee. 

.To know alt there is to know at Stout. 

. To be a social welfare worker. 

.Good technique in sewing. 

.To clear up her dates. 

To live in a red brick house in Arcadie and 

nothing but love, if necessary. 
.To get rid of boils. 
.To get a job as an inquiring reporter. 
. To be a perfect househeeper. 
. To become a movie actress. 
.To get her degree as her sister will. 
.To marry — maybe a butchcr(?) 
.To be really frivolous(?) 
.To live in Iowa City. Iowa(?) 
.To grow — 7 
.She has none! ? 7 ! ! 
.To become a famous milliner! 
. To marry a Swedish prince! 
.To be able to dance like Pavlowa. 
.To introduce Mocller to Red Grange. 

To have naturally curly hair. 

.To run Paavo Xurrnie a race(?) 

. To be wealthy so she'll never have to work 

. To get an E in some course at Stout . 

. To personally meet Mr. Heinz. 

.To be widely known. 

.To talk on and on and on. 

.To isolate ten deadly germs and {41 

them to her enemies. 
, To be a garageman's assistant. 
.To own a "Vic". 
.She can't decide! 
. To be a bird of a singer. 

1 .< discover a new plan of budgctting. 
.To resemble a bean pole! 

.To talk uninterrupted for twcnty-foui 

.To be a physics teachcr(?) 
.To outdo her roommate! 
.To enter all the eating contests she can, 
.To be a perfect minister's wife. 
.To make others happy. 
. To knock 'cm all cold. 
. To found an Economic school on par with 

. To give Willie the Wollics. 
.To own an orphan's home. 





Tainter Hall 

Mrs. G. VI. Dow. Precepnc* 

Dorothy Ten Eyck "That disturbs me." 

I va .Mae Gross "Peel your eye on this!" 

Jane Rolfe "Shure. well, o'course." 

Betty Farman "Oh. rub it in." 

Dorothy De Voe "Did we ever have fun!" 

Henrietta Petruschks . ."He's got halitosis." 

Dorothy Dufner "Apples are my favorite." 

Lydia Bubeck. "Let's go home this week-end. Duf 

Dorathie Morris. . You old weiner." 

Dorothy Encler Good-night. Morrie." 

Zelda Fritz "Oh, Kiddo!" 

Glayds Kriese "Isn't he precious v " 

Ruth De Forest ... . "He's so athletic." 

Norma Hancock. . . "Kids, listen!" 

Dorothy Newell. . . "It's my special." 

Grace McGregor . "No man here interests me." 

Edna Scott "Wallie or Lawrence 1 " 

Francis Miller "What's our assignment?" 

Florence Nevin "Hee. hee!" 

Calantha Farrand "All rightie!" 

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Nine Stout (K)nights 

Motto — '"The dead and only the dead shall do nothing. 

L. A. Ferguson 


H. J. Fischer 


M. B. Goodwin 


C. L. Pozzini 


F. Schrodel 


C. J. Sommerer 


H. W. Stevens 


F. A. Van Eynde 


M, G. Welter 


"The slumbering volcano." 
"And yet so frank, so unashamed of love." 
"Hard work makes a brilliant man." 
"I must speak whether I think or not." 
"Trust him not who seems a saint. 
"I am a man of high ambition." 
"Pretty children sing pretty songs." 
"Give me a slide-rule, and I'll solve your 

"My boy friend and me." 

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The Stout Athletic Council 1925-1926 

THE purpose and duties of the Athletic Council are: to formulate and 
direct the athletic policy of the school, to encourage all forms of physical 
activities, to encourage and control intercollegiate athletics, and to confer all 
awards of letters, emblems and monograms. 

The faculty representatives are generally appointed by the President of 
The Stout Institute, and two representee students are elected by each class, 
one from each department. 


Esther Galusha President 

Victor Oleson Vice-President 

Helen Cotts Secretary 

X f r. F. Keith Treasurer 

Miss Samdahl. Mr. Bowman. Mr. Keith. Mr. Miller 


Senior Junior 

Annette Bruzek Esther Galusha 

Alois Schaenzer Victor Oleson 

Sophomores Freshmen 

kosella torcerson helen cotts 

David Anderson Gerald Ferdon 

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Ami Coach 


Ass' i Coach 


UNDER the guidance of Coach Miller, assisted by A. L. Mitten and J. 
Fladoes. together with the cooperation of our unlimited supply of foot- 
ball material, our team has displayed a good brand of football. 

Our team, although composed of many beginners, began the season with 
grim determination to make a creditable showing. The team, in spite of early 
reverses, kept up the fighting qualities for which Stout Institute has long been 
known, and came back to win the final half of the season games. Practically 
every game was in Stout's favor or tied to the last half of play. 

Hard driving by the coaches in long tiresome practices made the team 
into a fine working machine, and to the coaches and to the team belongs the 
credit and honor that they strove to bring to Stout. 

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- . 


CAPTAIN MOELLER was the pivot man 
and did a very fine job in that position. 
This was his last year as a football player at 
Stout, and too much credit cannot be given 
him as a captain and a player. He never gave 
up during the entire season and was one of 
the hardest trainers on the team. He played 
the game for the enjoyment he received from 
it. and did his best to give Stout a winning 
team. He is highly recommended by Coach 
Miller as a clean, hard player; and all the men 
spoke very highly of him as a leader on the 
field and a perfect gentleman off the field. 
Every one in Stout will regret his absence from 
the lineup this coming fall. 

Total Score Sheet for Football. 

Stout . 

Stout 6 


Stout .26 

Stout 6 


Stout 7 

Total 45 

St. Marys 

Winona St. Teachers Col. 

La Crosse 

Fort Snelling 


River Falls. . 
Eau Claire 









"Bull" is a local product at the present time or 
we might give Toman credit for his bulk. He was 
placed on the all-state team by nearly all sport writers 
in the state and that is nearly enough to show the high 
brand of ball he played. The thing we all regret most 
is that he will not be with us next year to play. 


Duba. we know him better by that, is an Iron wood. 
Michigan pupil of the game. He was one of the best 
punters ever developed at Stout and his toe gained many 
yards for the team this season. He could always be relied 
upon to kick the team out of the danger zone. We hope 
to have Duba back again next year. 


Jean is an offspring of Tomah and played a very good 
game in the line. He was one of the very strongest men 
on defense that played this fall. Jean was a very faithful 
man and played at top speed throughout the entire 
season. We all wish Jean the best of luck out in the 
field of hard knocks. 


Dick hails from Tomah and the little village should 
be proud of such a son. His open field running was a 
feature of the year, and many yards were gained by his 
deer-like legs as he spun over the ground in his dashes 
around end. To Dick goes the credit of being the fastest 
man on the squad the past year. 

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JOHN SKULL. Tackle (L) 

John hails from Aurora, Minnesota; where they 
turn out championship Basket-ball teams, but they 
do not forget to turn out a few good football men 
on the side. John was a strong man on offense and 
opened huge holes for the backs to pass through. 
Coach Miller wishes he had more men like John 


"Bucko" played a game this year that was the envy 
of many a big ten man. Last year he was forced to spend 
most of the time on the sidelines with injuries, but he 
came back and showed the opposing teams a few of the 
fine points of open field running. Bucko was a very 
consistent player and could always be relied on for a gain. 


"Club" is what we call him but he is anything 
but that. He was one of the fastest ends in the 
conference, and a great pass grabber. His ability 
to grab the ball out of the air resulted in many gains 
for our team in times when play was close. His 
defense work was of the very strongest and the 
steadiest of the season. 


Hutch, the lion hearted, is what Coach Miller has to 
say about the man from the north. We all know that 
Hutch played the game to win regardless of what fol- 
lowed. He broke up the opposing offense time and again 
as it tried to circle his end. Grabbing forward passes 
was his long hand. We all wish him back again next 



Hanzel. the fighting man of the team! No harder 
player ever tore up sod on the gridiron. Given honor- 
able mention by many leading sport writers in this 
state shows that he was above common quality. 
Hanzel says he thinks he will be back with us next 
year and we all hope that he will not change his mind. 

LE ROY KUMEROW. Half Back (L) 

Kumerow, one of the main stays in the offense the 
past season came to the Institute from Mankato Teachers* 
College. He was one of the fastest men on the team and 
was very clever at carrying the ball in open field plays. 
He had what we call a fighting heart, which goes a long 
way in making a football player out of a man. 


"Curt, "considered small by many, more than made 
up for his size in fight and speed. He played a game 
that was a credit to any man on a field. In line 
plunging, none excelled, and he was able to find holes 
that many would pass up. We all hope he will stay 
with us for one more year at least. 


Emil also comes from Chisholm. Minnesota and is 
a running mate with our Capt. Elect. Emil earned 
his spurs playing the outpost in nearly every game 
and at other times held down jobs on the line. He 
seemed to be a man that could be placed anywhere on 
a team and make a creditable showing. 

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EVERET LUCAS, Quarter Back (L) 

"Kiby**, as we know him around the Institute, 
directed the team on the field. Kiby also hails from 
the Northern Wilds of Minnesota, or we may call it 
Virginia as some know where that is. Kiby showed 
the spectators a few points in passing and tackling 
and did a very good job of directing the play of the 


"Bergy" hails from Virginia, Minnesota where he 
has been on the job as a school instructor for the past 
two years. He was a powerful man in the line and a 
very sure tackier and opened large holes for our men 
to carry the ball through. 

RICHARD RADKE. Quarter Back (L) 

"Rock" as he goes by here is a local product and 
one to be proud of. He did a very good job in running 
the team and was a good ball carrier in an open field. 
We must figure his size and the amount of fight that 
made him a football player of college merit. 


Capt. Elect for 1926. 

"Gundy."' unanimous choice for Captain for 1926 
hails from Chisholm. Minnesota. Gundy was one of 
the main stays in the line this year, and caused more 
than one opposing back to hit the line in vain. Too 
much praise cannot be given this powerful man of our 
'25 football team. 

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Normal School Champions 19:25-26 

THE 1925-26 basketball season was a decided success from both the finan- 
cial and materia! standpoint. Although the first few games were disastrous, 
they were only pre-season games and gave Coach Miller a chance to see what 
sort of material he really had. 

In the first conference game against Superior, the real aggregation was 
found. With the exception of a setback the following week, at the hands of 
Stout's ancient rivals. Eau Claire, the .Millermen went through the season 
with a clean slate. 

With the Normal Conference Championship, comes also the first time in 
the history of Stout Institute, that they have had the undisputed basketball 
championship of the State. 

They were an aggregation that played as one man and with the "never 
down" attitude would never listen to defeat. 



At the start of 1925-26 basketball season there were no pre- 
dictions of a championship team. The first two games, as Coach 
Miller stated, were terrible. 

By the aid of the Board of Strategy a new style of play was 
i loped that proved to be the famous short pass system. At 
this time Coach Miller spent many long hours of work with the 
boys showing them the fine points that must be learned in order 
to make this form of play the most effective. In a very short 
time results were beginning to crop out in their playing at prac- 
tice and when the time came for the first conference game they 
showed up very well. From that time on they improved very 

Coach Miller must be very highly commended for the way 
he worked and made a team out of rough material that later on 
ran off with all opposition and also the state honors. We all 
hope that Coach Miller will have a very successful season next 


Captain Richard "Rocks" Radkc is a product of the 
Mcnomonic High School quint, having played four years 
under coach Bongcy of that school. 

During his last year on his high school team he was 
chosen all-conference right forward and captain of the district 
team at River Falls. 

Rock's first year on the team at Stout did not sec him 
as a regular although he made his letter. During this last 
season he has shown his ability as a forward and also as a 
captain. To him goes the credit for being the highest point 
maker of his team. 

Rocks leaves a position that will be hard to fill. Hi* 
eagle eye helps his team mates materially to win the champion- 
ship. His hard fighting and being the leader of the team 
helped to build up one of the very best squads ever seen in 
this city. We arc all hoping that he will change his mind 
and join in the race again next year. 

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Lawcrcncc "Tillic" Tilleson is another product of Menomonie. He 
played but one year on the high school squad but has had considerable 
experience before entering Stout. 

For two years he played with the Menomonie Cardinals and last 
year with the champion Co. A Team. This experience showed up in his 
floor work and dribbling this season. He plays excellent team work and 
passes well, and is a very good shot. 

His work was very effective, and he is expected to be out in togs 
next year when Coach Miller calls for men as the season comes around 


Bucko Chermak hails from Manitowac. Michigan, 
on the banks of lake Michigan. 

During his last three years of basketball in high 
school Bucko graced the team as a guard. 

Immediately after arriving at Stout, in 1923. 
Bucko donned the moleskins and has taken part in 
football and basketball every season since. 

During the basketball season of 1923-24 he sub- 
stituted most of the time but made his letter. The 
next year he played as a regular and this year speaks 
for itself. He has played a hard and consistent game 
and with his playmate as they call each other were chosen by nearly 
every coach in the state as a pair of all state guards. 

The past season Bucko has played in the game more minutes than 
any of his teammates. In Bucko Stout is losing the other half of the 
greatest guard combination ever seen on a local floor. 


Roman Brom came to Stout from Arcadia. Although a small 
town down state, they seem to develop great basketball material. 

Brom was on the Arcadia H. S. Team for three years. During 
that time they won the district tournament at Eau Claire, and were 
given first place on the all tournament team. 

His first trial in basketball for Stout was the season of 1924 and 
1925. This year he did not make the team. During the present season 
he showed his ability as a very good substitute. His floor work is 
good and he plays a hard fast game. 

Brom expects to be back next year and should make a very good 
running mate for Tilleson. and every one is expecting large things 
from the boy from the Southern part of the state. 



Manvillc Olson is a product of the Mcnomonic High School, 
having played with them for four years as a center. In the 
season of J921 that team won the district championship and 
lost the state by one point in the finals at Madison. 

Following his graduation from high school he entered Stout 
and played for two years and then took a position at Moose 
Lake. Minnesota, where he coached the team for one year. The 
following year he handled the Fertile. Minnesota, high school 
team and made a \ cry creditable showing. 

In the fall of 1925 he again entered Stout, but could not 
enter the games before the second semester due to the one 
semester ruling. When Oley finally did get into the games, 
he proved that he had lost none of his eagle eye for the basket. 
His floor work was good and he always seemed to have t he- 
jump on the opposing center. 

This is the last year he will be able to don a Stout uniform 
due to his having played three years. 


Hutch started his career as a basketccr in Grinnell, Iowa. 

Coming from the grades with a reputation as a guard 
he immediately had a berth on the Crinnell H. S. Squad, 
on which team he played for four years. The last two years 
the team was a contender for state championship. 

Upon leaving high school Hutch entered Crinnell Col- 
lege. He made the Frosh squad his first year and started 
with the varsity the next year, but dropped out of school 
that season, thus ending his college basketball until he en- 
tered Stout. When the call came for men to play basketball 
in 1924, Hutch was right on deck, although not a regular he 
was on the squad for the entire season. 

In the 1925-26 campaign Hutch was chosen as a running 
mate for Chcrmak and a great combination they made! I 1*. 
was in the game at all times and guarding his territory like 

none have seen for quite a spell in these spots 

The only regrettable 

part is that Hutch will not be with us again to do his stuff. 


William "Pete" Peterson calls his home Superior, Wisconsin. 
Although Pete never plavcd on a school team, he played for four years 
on an independent team, before entering Stout. During the 1923-24 
season this team placed second in the city Championship race. 

Pete proved to be a dangerous man during the last season. He 
is a hard player and always plays the ball at all times. With this 
year's experience he should make a good man as part of the nucleus 
for next year's team. With the return of the men that played this 
year wc expect a winner again next year. 

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G.P. F.G. 

Radke, F 8 27 

N.Olson. C. . 6 23 

Tilleson. F. . . . 8 15 

Chermak. G. . 8 > 

Hutchinson, G. . . 8 1 

Peterson. C 7 7 

Brom. F 4 1 

Priest. F ■ • • ■ 1 

N. Olson. G. 2 

Greeley, G,. . 2 

Decker. G. . . . 1 


Won Lost Pet. 

Stout 7 1 .875 

Oshkosh 8 2 .800 

La Crosse 6 2 . 750 

Platteville.,... 6 2 .750 

Eau Claire 7 3 .700 

Superior 3 5 . 375 

Milwaukee 2 6 .250 

River Falls 2 6 .250 

Whitewater 1 7 .125 

Stevens Point - • • 1 7 .125 




















Clippings from the Column About Our Athletes 

A little nonsense now and then, 
A little horseplay on the side. 

Was relished by the wisest men. 
Who really lived before they died. 

Pagnucco — "What do you think of the Volstead Act?" 
Hutch — "I don't like vaudeville." 

Bull Olson's original song — "She fell for me and I let her lay." 

Rajah doesn't say his prayers at night since he came to Stout. Instead 
he greets each morn with — "Oh Lord! How I hate to get up." 

Bucko says if he tries to kiss a girl and succeeds she becomes indignant 
and if he fails she doesn't wear his basketball. 

Auto Add — Miss-used car for sale — Bergman. 

She — "Remember the Hall lights go out at 10:30." 
Moeller — "Don't worry. I'll be there." 

Bull Olson used to go through that line some but he had his troubles off 
the field. When he sent his shirt to the laundry they sent it back with a 
note saying "We don't do up tents." 

When he first came here he had the appendicitis and although six doctors 
were called in they couldn't decide what to do. Three wanted to operate 
and three wanted to blast. 

Hanzel apparently eats the soldier food — food that goes to the front. 

Art Gunderson says there used to be something about him his girl liked 
but he spent it. 

Hutch is still talking about that farm of his that he raises two crops a year 
on. He stands it up on end and plants both sides: but he made most of his 
money drying snow and selling it for salt. 

Dickinson insists there is no doubt about it. he's king in his house, his 
wife crowns him once a week — with the sugar bowl. He admits before he 
was married he didn't even have anyone to sew a button on his shirt and now 
he hasn't even got a shirt to sew a button on. 





7 Freshmen and Sophomore pour into 

8 Juniors and Seniors impose on Menomo- 
nie with the idea "Better late than 

9 Increasing demand at various dormi- 
tories for sponges and tubs to catch the 
torrents of tears shed by lonely and 
lovesick Frcshies. 

10 Freshmen formally meet their various 
instructors and begin to realize that they 
are in school. 

1 1 Every Freshie puts on the "old grey 
bonnet" and starts to find his respective 
church reception. The upper classmates 
seek their old bonnets and incidentally 
a date. 

1 4 The upper classmen arc disappointed for 
the Freshmen make display of the green. 

1 5 New students arc informed of the S.S.A. 
and its significance to the Institution. 

16 The football eleven arc working hard for 
the big fight Saturday. 

17 Students flock to polls to elect S.S.A. 
president and vice-president. 



The first mixer dance. Was it success- 
ful? Ask the Freshmen. 


organize and elect class 

22 M A.P.'s meet to change their consti- 

2? Annex takes over Lynwood's idea of the 
Proctor system. Sophie Sockness is 
elected President. 

24 News of Dunn Co. Fair and Friday's 
vacation meets with student's approval. 

25 First pep assembly held. Big dance, 
featuring moonlight dances. 

26 Black day for Healy. His Ford is called 
before the village judge. 

29 S.M.A. is entertained by new members. 

30 Try-outs for Sharps and Flats arc undcr- 


1 Resume of Lyceum is given in assembly 
by Mr. Hurst. 

2 Square and Compass entertain Stout 
students by giving a dance. 

5 Mr. Faville makes his debut in his 
pleasure car. 

6 Thiel explains S.S.A. coupon books. 

7 President Nelson enjoyed a hunting 
trip. Get anything? Well, we don't 

8 M. A.P.'s present pep as it could be. 
Hanzel is knocked cold. 

9 The first snow appears. Fur coats and 
galoshes come out of the rnoth balls. 

12 Inky Fingers munch on peanut brittle. 

15 Stout girls arc appointed to act as 
guardians for the various groups of 
Camp Fire girls. 

14 The debating club holds its first meeting. 
Mr. Faville explains the purpose of the 

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15 Collection is taken up to send the band 
to River Falls. 

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16 Sophomore Party. Big assembly is held 
at which the team is informally intro- 
duced to the student body. 

1 7 Off for River Falls, three hundred strong. 

19 Some of the Frosh found insulting upper 
classmen. "Something must be done." 

20 A rude intruder causes a panic among 
Tainter Hall inmates. 

21 Debating Club takes the name of "Ncl- 
sonian Forensic Club." 

22 Frosh take their yearly bath in the 
municipal tank. "They paid the price 
of folly." 

23 Stoutonia Staff have first feed in I. A. 

25 Y.W.C.A. change calendar and plan to 
have a Kid Party Nov. 7. 

26 Hikers hold meeting and change their 
name to "Girls" Athletic Association." 

17 Miss Skinner entertains the "Inky 

28 Sixty-five enjoy joint meeting of Y.W.- 
C.A. and La Salle clubs. 

29 The final enforcement was made on the 
green caps, "poor Frosh." 

3 1 Homecoming game and banquet. 


2 Inky Fingers elect officers. 

3 Organization class take trip to cities to schools. 

4 Round table discussion on foods still 
going on. 

5 Mr. Tustison — . Marking, what do 
you know about nitrates? 

S. Marking — 1 know they are cheaper 
than day-rates. 

6 Metallurgy dance. 


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7 Kid Party. Eau Claire game. 
9 Second quarter. 

10 "Y" girls give pageant in assembly. 

1 1 Students and faculty beat the chickens 
in i heir rush to box office. 

12 First Lyceum number. 

Mr. Bowman selects candidates for "All- 
American English Class." 


13 M.A.P.'s put on a play in which Vic. 
Hoffart stars and kisses! ! 

14 First Matinee Dance. 

1 5 Kids try ice for first time. 

16 Students get "picked over" at weekly 
faculty meeting. 

17 Peanut film helps to pass the assembly 
period away. 

18 Y.M.C.A. attends chicken supper at 
Evangelical church. 

19 Mr. Karnes entertains the student body 
with vocal selections. 

20 Marquette and La Salle give annual 

2 3 The wood workers organi :c 

24 The second number of Lyceum is given 
in the form of a play. 

25 Miss Kugcl addresses the girls in assem- 
bly asking them to support religious 

26 Thanksgiving and S.S.A. dance — also 

27 Freshmen and Sophomores are engaged 
in cage tilt. The Freshmen entertain 
their fellow-classmates at annual party. 

30 Milk campaign begins. 


1 The student body is entertained by 
second Beechnut film. 

3 King Kabot outwitted in checkers by 

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4 Mrs. Jones speaks to the Home Econom- 
ics students. 

The Purvis-Strand Co. staged a wonder- 
ful play in the Stout Auditorium. 

5 The boys come home from the tailors 
with their tuxedos. They arc off for the 
Junior Prom. 

7 Bud Wood takes a vacation for a change 
but he stays in Mcnomonic. 

8 The student body is entertained by the 
Mcnomonie High School group. 

9 The coffee urn in the cafeteria rebels. 

10 Everybody longing for the 18th. 

1 1 The Lynwood Hall girls give a delightful 
party to the members of the Stout 
faculty. Yes. the wives were there too. 

14 The Freshmen start their packing for 
the holidays. 

15 The girls receive Christmas greetings, 
warnings, and advice for spending the 

16 \'o Basketball game, as St. Thomas 
wanted to bring down their entire 
athletic department. 

17 Sophomores at Tatnter Annex surprise 
the Freshmen with Christmas Carols at 
five in the morning. 

M.A.P. present their annual Christmas 

18 Homeward bound. 


5 Classes are resumed as usual, but where 
is Mrs. Kent? 

6 Some of the girls display various cuts 
of pressed carbon. 

7 The Glee Club orchestra gives a program 
for assembly. 

8 Ripon plays Basketball here and. "Oh! 
what a game*" 

10 Students continue their two weeks prac- 
tise of going to church. 

12 Billiard tournament continues. Chap- 
man defeats Sandvig. 

13 Stout and High School orchestra hold 
joint rehearsal. Many students are tak- 
ing advantage of new toboggan slide. 

14 Band makes debut before assembly in 
new uniforms. 

I > Esther Swenby "cracks" the unexpected 
in matrimony and surprises student 
body. Stout wins in "any-body's" game 
with Superior. 

16 Students spend day gazing at idiosyn- 
crasies of "C. A." 

18 Four degree students leave for Detroit. 
What's the attraction? 

19 Student body finances band to Eau 

20 Infirmary receives two more patients. 

21 Ole accepts a position in Springfield. 111. 

22 Farewell festival is held for several of 
the fair ones, who are vacating the Annex. 
Eau Claire defeats us in an interesting 
game. Pruvis trims Robbc in billiard 

23 Julian Johnson bids friends goodbye 
and goes to Waldorf. 

24 Dot Bahr cries in assembly. Her wails 
are. "No pep." 

27 More attraction in Detroit. Number of 
graduates leave. Junior class is victim 
of episode. 

28 Parisian talent displayed in auditorium 
by clothing classes. 

29 Costume Ball, featuring Cinderella dance, 
is a huge success. 

30 Girls spend day bisecting "Chucks 
Chuckles." Students endeavor to clean 
ice rinks. 


I Glee Club goes to Hudson. S.M.A. 
holds a farewell get-to-gethcr for Esther 
Swenby Schoenoff. 






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2 "Bull"' Olscn and Marion Jchlcn leave 
for Detroit. 

3 Lynwood Hall elects new house council. 
C. A. Bowman is given farewell dinner. 

4 Salvation army representative gives stu- 
dent body a survey of the activities of 
the ""army." 

5 S.S.A. Dance. Stout walks ;ill over the 

6 M.A.P.'s skid along the bumpy road 
toward Irvington on a slcigh-ridc party. 
Hours arc extended to permit student 
to warm feet and hands at Pat's fire. 

8 Physical education classes arc resumed 
after a two weeks absence of Miss Sam- 

9 Douglas-Madden five-hundred team de- 
feats the Shadncy-Hoffman duct. 

10 Brown's No. 3 conquers Keiths No. 4 
bowling team and takes lead in the 
faculty league. 

11 An interesting lecture on snowflakes is 
given in assembly by Miss Bachman. 

12 Stout takes Eau Claire into camp. 
Faculty defeats student bowling team. 

13 Pruvis outplays Sandvig and wins 
championship cue. 

14 Miss Kugel spends Sunday in Minne- 

15 Harold Waller is elected president of 
De Molav . 

16 President Nelson attends convention at 

17 Homcmakcrs entertain several of the 
women faculty at tea. 

18 Boy's Glee Club entertains in assembly. 

19 Stout defeats Superior 36-27. Students 
trim faculty; want it advertised. Y.M.- 
C.A. give elaborate dance. 

20 "Y" bowlers down Metallurgy. Grand 
opening of Hotel Marion. 

22 Students arc given 9:30 hours to see 
"Johnnv Hincs." Stoutonia treats with 
an "EXTRA." 

23 Mr. Hurst quotes price on "fish" in 

24 Three instructors promoted. 
Home Economics assembly. 

25 Assembly postponed until Friday. An 
exceedingly interesting lecture is given 
by Mr. Skcyhill. 

26 River Falls is defeated 14-19. Record 
crowd attends game. 

27 Girls' Athletic Club gives dance. 

Mr. Tusti son's dreams shattered. N lisses 
train to Washington. 

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1 March upheld the "lion tradition." 

2 Hanzcl pulls the "two-gun stuff. " 

3 President Nelson returns from Wash- 
ington. D. C. 

4 Hypcrians present "The Man on the 

Pep assembly. S.S.A. dance. 

The mental strain was terrible, but wc 
trampled all over Steven's Point. Cham- 
pionship is ours — Rah ! Rah ! 

8 Printing of first alumnus issue is pro- 
gressing. YAV.C.A. cabinet entertains 

9 "Mumps warning" issued by Miss Kugel. 
9 Cast chosen for next M.A.P. play. 

10 Eric Snccn (to bespectacled professor 
who has witnessed the smash) — "You 
say you saw the accident, sir. What was 
the number of the ear that knocked this 
man down?" 

Professor Tustison — "I'm afraid I've 
forgotten it. But I remember noticing 
that if it were multiplied by itself the 
cube root of the product would be equal 
to the sum of the digits reversed." 

1 1 Girls* Glee Club display vocal talent. 

12 M.A.P. dance. Boys* 
cert postponed a week. 

Glee Club con- 

1 5 Excitement runs high, 

First placements 

16 Private conferences with the president 
attract much attention. 



Hyperians adom the corridor with dolls 
and candy. 

Nclsonian Forensic Club entertains in 
great style. Question — Resolved : That 
7:30 hours be abolished Laughs galore. 
District tournament begins. Stout i-* 

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19 Special assembly held to entertain tour- 
nament guests. Men's Glee Club con- 
cert is given with much "vim and gusto." 

22 Spring is here! ! 

25 S.M.A. initiates new members. Ask 
Gen. Starr to sing "My Wild Irish Rum." 
for vou. 






Miss Binzel gives talk on "The Newer 
Understanding of Conduct." 

Wednesday Moming Musicale enter- 
tains student body. Last lyceum num- 
ber in which Mr. Lamont and Miss 
Johnson win the favor of all. 

Victory Dance, 
ball banquet. 

Proceeds go for basket - 

More cases of mumps arc in evidence. 
The infirmary seems to be quite popular 

Plans for the basketball banquet are 
well underway. 

31 March goes out "like a lamb. 

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1 Metallurgy club gives resume of work. 
M.A.P. plays. No April Fool either. 

2 Vacation! ! '. 

5 Classes are resumed, but practise teach- 
ers find that time hangs heavily on their 
hands, for they have no pupils. 

7 Dorothy Howard's poor coffee rats arc 
getting weaker every day. 

8 Miss Kugel talks on '"The Value of Extra 
Curricular activities." U. of Wisconsin 
Glee Club entertains. 

9 Sophomore girls arc working hard on 
their wool dresses. 

12 A nice "April Shower" greets us. Store 
windows don slickers. 

1 3 Six weeks tests. 

14 Alice Crowley says. "It's good to be out 

1 5 Mr. Faville, representing the Stoutonia. 
has charge of assembly period. 

16 Sophomore Prom. 

19 Our big strapping athlete "Hutch" 
brings in the first violet of the season. 

21 Boys are still enjoying "campus de- 

22 Inky Fingers let us know something 
about their work. 

23 Girls" Glee Club Concert, featuring a 
gypsy costume number. 

26 These spring days cause much mind 

17 Canoes are in demand. 

29 A resume of the work of the S.M.A. is 

30 Mr. Ray starts for the brooks. 


3 Promenade around lake shore is in full 

6 S.S.A. has charge of Assembly period. 

10 Student body uncontrolled. End of 
school year in sight. 

13 School orchestra entertains. 

14 Freshman Prom. 

15 Stoutonia Staff Picnic. 

18 Trunks infest the rooms of student*. 

21 S.S.A. Dance. 

24 Final exams, begin. Wail of freshmen 
"If only I don't flunk." 


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Students breeze about the campus at a 
rapid rate. 

Commencement . 





Miss McFadden — "And now. class I wish to tax your memory. 
Borum — "Good heavens, has it come to that?" 

Some go to the movies to rest their feet; others to practise reading aloud. 


Policeman (producing notebook) — "Name Please?" 

Motorist — "Atoysius Alastair Cholmondeley Cyprion — 

Policeman (putting book away) — "Well, don't let me catch you again." 

Mr. Keith — "Why is a flapper like a bungalow"" 

Mr. McGee — "Because it's painted in front, shingled on top. and has no 
upper story." 


Hurst — "Sometimes you appear really manly, and sometimes you are 
effeminate. How do you account for it^" 

Phillips — "I suppose its hereditary. Half of my ancestors were men and 
the other half women!" 


Mrs. Thiel — "I'd like to see some shirts for my husband. Soft ones 
please, the doctor has forbidden anything starchy." 


Anderson (seeing sky-writing for first time) — "What's that?" 

Lehto — "That must be some of that there wireless caught fire, I'll be bound. 

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N. Jacobson — "No letter for me? That's strange." 

Post Mistress — "Nothing strange about it. young man. you haven't an- 
swered her last one!" 


Member of Faculty, eating Christmas cookies Food III classes made— 
'Mercy these cakes are hard as stone." 

Miss Quilling— "I know. Didn't you hear her say" "Take your pick" 
when she passed them around?" 


Miss Scantlebury — "What is an opportunist 1 '' 

Doc. Hoskings— "One who meets the wolf at the door and appears next 
day in a fur coat." 


1 Don't allow your spoon to stand in your coffee cup — politely ask it to 
sit down. 

2 Do not swear except when you get salt in your coffee. 

3 Do not reach for the bread — get up and go around the table and help 

Be careful while eating corn on the cob — wear ear muffs. 
Don't eat with your knife — you might cut yourself. 
Don't gargle your soup — unless you have tonsilitis. 
Don't wait in line — go to the head. 
In case of fire wring the towel. 

Don't comment about the coffee — you may be old and weak yourself 

10 Never pour your coffee in your saucer — you can get more in your plate. 

1 1 Keep at least one foot on the floor when reaching for the sugar. 

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Mr. Hansen — "Didn't I tell you to notice when the glue boiled over?" 
Moetler — "I did. It was a quarter past ten." 

An everlasting question among 
how much?" 

"Stout" girls is "Did you gain or lose, and 


Gilbert SchoenorT (To court clerk) — "I-eah-er-um." 

Clerk (to assistant) — "Henry, bring out one of those marriage license 


Don't be what you ain't. 
Jes* be what you is. 
If you is not what you am. 
Then you am not what you is. 
If you're just a little tadpole. 
Don't try to be a frog: 
If you're just a little tail. 
Don't try to wag the dog. 
You can always pass the plate, 
If you can't exhort and preach. 
If you're just a little pebble. 
Don't try to be the beach. 
Don't be what you ain't. 
Jes' be what you is. 

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Miss Phillips asked, time and again, for the students to put more personal 
touch in their themes, so one of the papers which she received ended thus: 
"Well Miss Phillips, how is Miss Gilkerson getting along 1 " 

Supt. — "Why it seems to me you want very large wages for one who has 
had so little experience 1 '* 

K. Fletcher — "Sure, isn't it harder for me when I don't know how?" 

Bob Healy (In gym — )"I can't get my locker shut. 
August — "Try taking your shoes out first." 

Bowles — "But I don't think I deserve an absolute zero." 

Mr. Ray — "Neither do I. but it is the lowest mark I am allowed to give." 

"Miss McArthur," cried dear little Charles as he rushed into Taintcr 
Annex, "Eleanor wants the listerine. She's just caught the cutest little black 
and white animal and she thinks it's got halitosis." 


Dot Murrie — "Who invented the hole in the doughnut? - ' 
Miss Payne — "Oh. some fresh air fiend. I suppose." 

Waterson — "Let's spin a quarter, heads we go to the dance, tails to the 
show, and if it stands on end we'll study." 

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Maude Thomas (In the trip to cities got on a street car and. finding she 
had no change handed the conductor a ten-dollar bill.) — I'm" sorry." she said, 
"but I haven't a nickel." 

"Don't worry, lady," said the conductor, "you'll have 999 of "em in a 


Hansen — "Can you drive with one hand 7" 
Major — "You bet I can." 
Hansen — "Then have an apple." 

Mr. Hurst — "Now. suppose I am leaving the school and a man comes up 
to me. gives me a blow which knocks me down and my head strikes the pave- 
ment with great force and I am killed. What is the consequence 1 " 

Pause — Finally Pesola rises and says: "We should have a holiday!" 


Ole took her hand in his and gazed proudly at the engagement ring he had 
placed on her fair finger only three days before. "Did your friends admire 
it?" he inquired tenderly. 

Eleanor — "They did more than that." she replied coldly. "Two of them 
recognized it." 


Marion — "Dick is all right if you know how to take him." 
Boots — "I hate those people who have to be labeled, like a bottle of medi- 


Dad — "Stella, who sat on the newly painted bench in the garden?' 
Stella — "Harold and 1." 

Dad — "Well, you must have ruined your clothes both of you." 
Stella — "Not both — only Harold's." 


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Would you ask me how the story 

Of the lettuce-spinach started? 

Listen, then, and I will tell you 

As 'twas told by Imanuttie. 

Imanuttie, the gray squirrel. 

Told me that the story started 

In the wigwam of Nohokum. 

There it was that Hiawatha. 

At the great feast of Dundamin. 

Old Dundamin. the yellow corn. 

Sat beside the Indian princess. 

Sat beside sweet Minnehaha. 
"Min." said Hiawatha. laughing. 
"Will you have some white or dark meat 

Of this venison I'm carving? 

Will you have some wing or drum stick 1 * 

But the Princess would not answer. 

Would not talk to Hiawatha. 

Cold she was as Geeishiver, 

Geeishiver, the great iceberg. 

Vainly then did Hiawatha 

Try to talk to Minnehaha; 

She but turned her head away. 

Suddenly Hi seized the lettuce. 

From the salad took the lettuce. 

Took the lettuce from the salad. 

Took the salad from the lettuce. 

Rubbed the lettuce in his hair. 

Rubbed his hair into the lettuce. 

Rubbed the two of them together. 
'Why!" said Minnehaha, wond'ring. 
"That is lettuce. Hiawatha!" 
"My mistake." said Hiawatha. 
"For I thought that it was spinach!" 

Then Minnehaha smiled and chattered. 

But Hiawatha brooded, sullen. 

Then he gave her mocking laughter. 

Gave to her derisive laughter. 

Gave to here the Minnie ha ha! 

And straightway plunger into the forest. 

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Mr. Hurst, in natural history was reciting. Finally he asked, "Where is 
the home of the swallow" 

"The home of the swallow," answered Welter, "is in the stumick." 

Chermack — "Have you forgotten the $5. you owe me?" 

Hutch — "By no means. Didn't you see me try to dodge into Jeatran's?" 

Hilda Brand void — "Papa says he's going to put his foot down and stop 
your visits." 

Sleighbau — "Are you sure he said down?" 

Waller — "Where did the automobile hit you?" 

Big Pete — "Well, if I'd been carrying a license number it would have busted 
into a thousand pieces." 

Skunk Clark — "I'm going to get married soon. Often I lie awake half the 
night thinking of what she has said to me." 

Bob Borum — "Take my advice, son. or soon you'll be lying awake all 
night listening to it." 

"Pop." said Virginia, "what are ancestors?" Mr. Ray tried to explain 
by illustration. "I'm one of your ancestors, and your grandpa is another." 

Virginia pondered the matter for a minute, and then floored her father 
with this — "But, Pop. why do folks brag about them?" 

Healy — "Why didn't you kiss her?" 

Wood — "Why should I? She doesn't bore me." 

Lehto — "That was the most unkindest cut of all. as the poet says." 
D. Anderson — "What was that?" 

Lehto — "I showed her one of my boyhood pictures with my father holding 
me on his knee, and she said, 'My. who is the ventriloquist?* * 

O'Brien — "Did you sound the family about our marriage?" 
Hoffert — "Yes, and Dad sounded the worst." 


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"Do you know what the Order of the Bath is?" asked Pozzini in a practise 

"Sure." replied one boy. "In our house it's Katy, then me brudder. then me." 

Dot Bright while at Homemakers walked briskly into a store and dropped 
her bag on the counter, "Give me a chicken," she said. 
"Do you want a pullet?" asked the storekeeper. 
"No," Dot replied. "1 want to carry it." 


The man behind the counter 

Was a woman old and gray. 

Who used to peddle doughnuts 

Along the road to Mandalay. 

She said "Good morning stranger," 

And her eyes were dry with tears. 

She stuck her head beneath her foot. 

And stood that way for years. 

Her children all were orphans. 

Except one. a tiny tot. 

Who had its home across the street. 

Above a vacant lot. 

As we gazed through the oaken door. 

A whale went drifting by. 

His six legs dangling in the air. 

And I kissed her a sad good-by. 

The quietness of the noise was still. 

The evening star was dawning, 

A dead horse galloped up and said. 
"We won't get home until morning." 
"Women and children first." he cried. 

As he passed his plate for more. 

He took his hat from off the door. 

And hung it on the floor. 

An ax came walking through the air. 

The clock struck twenty-six. 

I turned my eyes upon the sky. 

And saw a cloud of bricks. 

S. Marking insists that all the world's a stage, but the most of us sit in the 
gallery and hiss the performer. 

Chuck— "I am no longer young. I have traveled far and wide. All my 
life has been spent searching for my ideal girl. Imagine my joy. therefore, 
when yesterday I thought I had found her. She was perfect, passing every 
mark of excellence I had set for her. To-day I found that she kept letters. 
To-morrow I start again on my travels." 


"The country is going to the dogs. I don't know where the cities are going 
to. but the country is going to the dogs. 

"To illustrate: 

Just see the ups and down of the poor workingmen of today. Take the 
tinsmiths. They're continually going up the spout. Sewer diggers are always 
in the hole. Paper hangers and plasterers are up against the wall. Oyster 
dealers are continually shelling out and getting in a stew. The poor elevator 
men have their ups and downs. Everything with the clock maker is on tick: 
they strike every hour, run down their own works and are seldom on time. 
The tailor business is merely sew-sew. The lime trade is slack. The spiritua- 
list's business is medium, and the undertaker's business is dead. The stove 
business is great, but it's all gone up the flue. The carpet business is held 
down by tax. The chair business may be good, but everybody sits down on 
it. The baker has plenty of dough, but he isn't well bred enough and gets 
crusty. A dentist is always looking down in the mouth. The cooper busi- 
ness is a staving business, but you've got to hoop-her-up to get ahead. Why. 
even the poor old washwoman is always in soak, but at that she seems to be 
the only one that hangs out along the line. 

But what is the secret of success? 

The button says it is "Push." 
Never be led." says the pencil. "Take pains." says the window. "Al- 
ways keep cool." declares the cake of ice. "Be up to date." says the calendar. 
"Never lose your head." says the barrel. "Make light of everything." says 
the match. "Do a driving business." says the hammer. "Aspire to great 
things." remarked the nutmeg grater. "Find a good thing and stick to it." 
said the glue, and then I came away. 

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Paul Bowles — "I don't suppose you don't know of nobody what don't 
want to hire nobody to do nothin," don't you?" 

Mr. Nelson — "Yes, i don't.' 

Bergman says — "The doctor told me he'd have me walking again in two 
weeks. He kept his promise. I had to sell my automobile to pay his bill." 

Miss Kugel — "Did that employment agency you tried make any real effort 
to satisfy you 1 " 

Miss Payne — "Welt. yes. I asked particularly for a cook who could make 
a veal loaf, and they sent me an I. W. W." 

Hanzel tells us: 
I still use an old-fashioned shaving mug (my own). 
I still, if winter comes, wear heavy underwear, although I usually keep this 

to myself. 
I still carry an umbrella on rainy days, instead of wearing a Soaker Slicker. 
I still wear rubbers when the water in the streets is knee-deep or higher. 
I still pay my bills, even though all my friends have gone bankrupt and are 

living lives of luxury. 
I still think woman's place is in the home — at least often enough so that she 

won't scream at the sight of her husband pottering about. 
I still order a chocolate soda when I go into a drug store, although I'm often 

so blinded by the flaming posters advertising new dishes that I get the 

straw stuck in my ear. 
I'm poor, you see . . . and knowing that nothing less than five thousand 

dollars would bring me within twenty years of up-to-tade. I don't read 

the advertisements. My friends all tell me that, living as I do. I might 

as well be dead. 
So please pass me that old-fashioned horse-pistol. Heavens, no! — I'm merely 

going to shoot a few moderns. 

"Yes. Pag. Mavis said she dreamed last night that she was dancing with 

"Is that right, Moeller?" 

"Yes, and then she awoke and found her kid brother pounding her feet 
with a flat-rion." 


Moeller is so lazy that he says his prayers just once a year — New Years. 
The rest of the time he jumps into bed and says — "Ditto." 

Purdy looked in the new cook book to see how something was made, and 
it said. "Sit on the stove for five minutes and stir constantly," She sat on 
the stove about one minute and then she did more than stir. Talk about hitting 
the high places. She hit the highest spot in the ceiling first time trying. 

Gaioff — "iVfoe says you told her she was pretty. How does your con- 
science stand the strain?" 

Tillie — "Oh. I told her the truth." 

Gaioff — "The truth? You don't treally mean to say you think — ." 

Tillie — "Of course not. I told her she was as pretty as she could be." 

Mr. Faville — "I was in a bad predicament yesterday morning." 

Mr. Hague — "How's that"" 

Mr. Faville — "Why. I came home late and my wife heard me, and said: 
"John. dear, what time is it?' and I said 'Only 1 2. dear.' and just then that cuckoo 
clock of ours sang out three times." 

Mr. Hague — "What did you do?" 

Mr. Faville — "Why. I just had to stand there and cuckoo nine more times." 


She left me — and agony reigns in my breast. 
My heart is too heavy to laugh or to jest. 
She left me a curl to remember her by; 
I found it last night when I cut up the pie. 

Dean — "Papa, give me a nickel." 

Mr. Brown — "Why. son. you're too old to be begging for nickels. 

Dean — "I guess you're right, papa; make it a dime." 

Netterblad — "Has anyone seen Pete?" 

Robbe — "Pete who?" 

Netterblad — "Pete Ruschke." 

Robbe — "Kerosene her yesterday and she hasn't benzine since." 



Oh. could I but my love re-veal 
And meat your eyes of blue. 
And liver in the lights of them 
in a style beef-fitting you! 
I'm bacon in the heart of love. 
I'm so sheepish I cannot stop; 
My heart is yours, so please become 
My spare-rib or my chop. 

I never sausage a pretty girl. 

When this little Iamb I spy; 

I'm ready now to steak my life. 

With lard enough to fry. 

Pork creature! I'll be corned all day 

Until I'm surely hooked. 

So weigh me well — clothes, bones and all 

Or else my mutton's cooked. 




The Menomonie Section 

Editor's Note 

THIS section of the Tower is paid for by the more progressive business men 
fo the city, who believe that it is the best form of advertising that they 
can have. We have no doubt that this is so. and that direct returns will 
follow the publicity. The section is worthy of having a place in the book and 
is well worth reading carefully. We ask the students to carefully scan the 
list of names. Give the following business houses your patronage and make 
them know that you appreciate their interest in our book and school. 


J. W. Macau ley 


Bank of Menomonie 
First National 
Kraft State 

\ lense 

Dr. C. F. Clark 
Dr. A. F. Heising 
Dr. W. W. Harrington 
Dr. C. T. Kyle 
Dr. D. A. Bowerman 
Dr. Lumsden 
Dr. E. A. Stevens 
Menomonie Clinic 
Dr. Richardson 
Dr. Baumback 
Dr. Fuller 

The Farmer Store 

Chase's Confectionery 
Kern's Restaurant 
Menomonie Baking Co. 
Olympia Cafe 
Peerless Grill 
Picadilly Inn 


Evans-Tobin Co. 
Milady's Shoppe 
A. Summerfield 
A. J. Josephson 
Teare Clothing Store 

Anderson Drug Store 
Boston Drug Store 
Olaf Noer 

School of Agriculture 
Rural Normal School 


Anderson & Co. 
Hosford Electric Co. 




Mcnomonie Milling Co. 
Wisconsin Milling Co. 

Holstein Market 
Schneider Bros. 
0. Tilleson 

Barber Furniture Store 
Hans Swenby 


Diamond Hat Shop 
Fanny Kugle 

Brack Auto Co. 
Fuller Auto Co. 

Clear Oil Co. 
Standard Oil Co. 
Winona Oil Co. 

Atlantic & Pacific 
R. H. Browe 
Anton Magnuson 
C. A. Pinkepank 
Red Owl Store 
F. F. Volp 

Belair Studio 
Shaker Studio 

Dunn County News 

Central House 
Hotel Marion 


Graven oi Wilcox 
Swenson & Berndt 
Waller Shoe Store 

Paul E. Bailey 


Nels Anshus 

Ingraham Bros. 62 Torrey 
Ole Madsen 

Miller's Smoke Shop 


John Meyer 
A. E. Herrem 


Badger State Lumber Co. 
La Pointe Lumber Co. 
Wilson Land & Lumber Co. 





Broadway Billiard Parlor 

Anna Kreiser 

A. L. Mitten. Farm Implements 

Mr. D. C. Brennan, Kitchenware 

August Schoenoff. Plumber 

Northern States Power Co. 

H. C. Died rich. Harness Maker 

Go'den Rule Store 

Frank Carter, Ice & Fuel Co. 

H. K. Snively. School Supplies 

James Jensen. Shoe Repair 

Keller & Co.. Blacksmiths 
C. B. Stone 

Menomonie Grocery Co. 
Menomonie Dye House 
Menomonie Dairy 
Meonomonie Gas Co. 
Menomonie Green House, 

Jos. Wolff. Prop. 
Menomonie Phonograph Store, 

A. R. Olsen. Prop. 
City Bus & Baggage 

Menomonie and Its Advantages 


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MHXOMONIE, home of the Stout Institute, claims marked advantages 
from many view points. Not only is it known throughout the country 
as a city of educational initiative, but it is commanding increasing attention 
for other excellent reasons. It is noted as a city of good homes: a city about 
which revolves the life of a rich, progressive and promising agricultural com- 
munity: the center of almost unlimited water power, developed and unde- 
veloped: a city which holds forth exceptional prospects to the manufacturer; 
favored with splendid transportation facilities, it invites the attention of those 
interested in distribution: located upon the banks of the Red Cedar river and 
lake Menomin. and surrounded by a beautiful country in which abound 
streams that are well stocked with fish, it is in the heart of a paradise for the 
disciples of Izaak Walton, while the fertile prairies and restful valleys within 
easy distance are a lure alike to the home seeker and the tourist. 

Among the industries which support this thriving community, agriculture 
must be accorded first position. Originally a part of a great timber district 
and the seat of the operations of the famous Knapp. Stout and Company, 
lumber manufacturers. Dunn County has gradually evolved into one of the 
richest farming areas in Northern Wisconsin. Dairying is the line of farming 
that is most favored and a tour through the districts contiguous to Menomonie 
invariably surprises the traveler by the character of the farm homes which it 
reveals. According to the latest assessment the equalized property valuation 

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in Dunn County is $51,418,658. the greater part of which is on the farms 
which have Menomonie as their trading center. 

The latest figures available show the value of the dairy products shipped 
from Dunn County to be $5,200,000 for one year. Wisconsin is known as 
the greatest dairy state in the Union and Dunn County ranks fourth among 
the seventy-one counties in the state in the output of butter, the output in 
one year being 8.000.000 pounds valued at $4,000,000. In Dunn County 
there are eighteen creameries, each contributing its share to the reputation 
Wisconsin butter enjoys for quality throughout the world. The combined 
output of the three creameries located in and near Menomonie. namely those 
operated by the New Hudson Road, Rusk, and Downsville Co-operative 
Creamery Companies last year reached the enormous amount of 3.300.000 
pounds of butter. The cash receipts of these three plants for the year amounted 
in round numbers to $1,500,000.00. Dunn County has seven cheese factories 
also, making approximately 1.000,000 pounds of cheese annually. The in- 
crease in the number of fine dairy cows has accounted for the banner years in 
production, there being 45.100 dairy cows in Dunn County, 20,000 of which 
have had C.T.A. records. 

Many farmers are now interested in the raising of pure bred cattle and 
the county has become famous for its pure-breds. Local breeders have been 
known to pay as high as $15,000 for one animal brought here with the purpose 
of improving the stock of this vicinity. The breeds most favored are Holstein. 
Friesian, Guernsey, Jersey, Ayrshire. Shorthorn. Hereford, and Brown Swiss. 
The high quality and high production of the dairy cows of Dunn County were 
demonstrated at the National Dairy Show. Cows from Dunn County won 
first in the grade Guernsey class of the Cow Testing Association Work. In 
calf club work. Dunn County made among the largest number of winnings. 

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All of the cattle in Dunn County are being tested for tuberculosis by the 
State of Wisconsin. This work will be completed during the spring months. 
Milk that is produced by healthy cows has a greater value, and is more safe 
for children. Hogs, from counties that have had their cattle tested, sell at a 
higher price on the market. 

Dunn County ranks first in the number of siios and first in corn production 
among the ten counties in Western Wisconsin. It is also first in potato pro- 

Dunn County ranks among the first in the northern part of the state in 
the amount of hogs and corn produced. Due to the splendid climate, warm 
soil, and favorable weather conditions corn grows, matures, and yields much 
better than in some of the counties farther to the East and South. Because 
of the abundant growth of corn, many hogs are produced. The leading breeds 
of hogs are Duroc Jersey. Poland China, Chester White. Berkshire, and Hamp- 
shire. Sheep do very well in the vicinity of Menomonie as the soils are well 
drained and afford splendid grazing. Shropshire. Southdown. Hampshire, 
and Oxfords are the leading breeds. 

While there has been a constant and consistent raise in the value of farm 
land about Menomonie the community is fortunate in that it has experienced 
no artificial inflation, such as has characterized the period following the war 
in some sections. Consequently the lands are not over-encumbered and there 
is room ahead for a healthy development without a setback. While lands in 
the immediate vicinity of Menomonie bring a good price there are many 
opportunities for investment with a prospect of discharging any reasonable 
indebtedness within a few years. 

Wisconsin as a whole in 1924 achieved the distinction of being one of the 
most prosperous states in the Union, and official records show that Dunn 

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County has surpassed in material progress the average county of the state. 
This is well proved in the actual value of the land. In 1911 the average value 
of the land in Dunn County was $34.25 per acre. In 1921. the average for 
the county was $92.50 per acre. In 1922. the average for the entire state was 

-.25 and in 1921. it was $83.00 an acre. 

There are other striving industries in Menomonie closely linked with 
agricultural interests. One of these is the Wisconsin Milling Company, op- 
erating the flour mill originally built and owned by Knapp. Stout & Company. 
The capacity of the flour milling plant has been more than doubled in the past 
fifteen years, and in addition, a modern, up-to-date plant, for the manufacture 
of Poultry Feed and Dairy Rations, has been built, to further serve the de- 
mands of the trade. The Wisconsin Milling Company takes great interest in 
the growing of the best qualities of Wheat. Barley and other grains, and is 
cooperating very closely with the farmers, giving them every encouragement 
to plant only the best seeds, and offering the same at practically cost to the 
farmer. The Mill gives the farmer a fine home market for all grains produced, 
and pays above the market for grains used in local manufacture. Company's 
Best and Mill Rose are the leading brands of flour. Only the choicest grades 
of Spring Wheat, from which this flour is produced, is shipped from North 
Dakota and Montana, and in the course of a year more than 700.000 bushels 
of grain have passed through the grinding rolls of this famous old mill, which 

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has continuously turned out the famous brand Company's Best" flour since 
1847. The Company is capitalized at $175,000 and employs steady during 
the year about 40 employees. The pay roll amounts to more than $50,000 

Another important local industry depending upon agriculture for its 
material is the Menomonie Milling Company. This company manufactures 
high grade pearl barley and other barley products. The Menomonie Milling 
Company has capital stock of $31,000 and an annual pay roll of $13,000. Its 
daily capacity is 125 barrels. 

The Menomonie Green House has been operating for twenty-one years 
and is noted for its splendid service and the quality of its product. Design 
work, cut flowers and plants, shrubbery, vegetables and bulbs are the most 
important lines of horticulture carried on by the manager of the plant. 

The Menomonie Nurseries were begun during the past two years. The 
purpose is to supply the surrounding country with hardy, homegrown straw- 
berries, raspberries, black berries, and other small fruits, and with plum trees, 
apples, cherries and other trees. Menomonie offers splendid climate and soil 
conditions for the development of a large and prosperous nursery. 

Underlying the western part of Menomonie and adjacent lands are vast 
beds of clay of the highest quality for the manufacture of building brick. 
Three large concerns are engaged in the manufacture of this product, namely 
the Hydraulic-Press Brick Company, a corporation which has many yards 
throughout the country with headquarters at St. Louis. Vlo. ; the Excelsior 
Brick Company, and Wisconsin Red Pressed Brick Company, both of which 
are owned by local capital. The companies have a combined capacity of 
about 30.000.000 brick a year and employ upwards of 200 men at high wages. 
Menomonie brick have a reputation throughout the Northwest for quality 
and they are frequently called for in specifications for important building in 
several states. It is believed that the local clays are suitable for other impor- 
tant products and excellent returns are promised to capitalists who may be 
interested in the manufacture of articles for which Menomonie clay beds 
would supply the raw material. 

Another important industry is the cigar factory of Anderson Bros.. Inc. 
This company is capitalized at $40,000 has thirty-two employees and manu- 
factures approximately 2,000,000 cigars annually. Its plant is the largest 
cigar factory in the northern half of Wisconsin. Associated with this concern 
is the A. B. Leaf Tobacco Company, having a capital stock of $50,000. of which 
$31,000 is paid in. It started business in 1920 as packers of leaf tobacco 
with warehouses in Barron, Wisconsin. 

About the beginning of 1922 the Foster Foundry Company was incor- 
porated taking over the business of the Aetna Engine Works. This company 
is capitalized at $10,000 doing a general foundry and machine shop business 
which employes on an average eight skilled men. 

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The Holland Piano Manufacturing Company, of which George B. Xorris 
of Minneapolis is president, has a highly successful factory in Menomonie 
which stands as a monument to progressiveness of the business men of the 
city, inasmuch as the industry was located here through the activity of the 
Menomonie Commercial Club. Through the enterprise of present and former 
managements a large business has been developed, the factory now having 
a daily capacity of fifteen pianos. Only high grade pianos and player pianos 
are made here. The Company has a capital stock of $200,000 with an average 
annual pay roll $1 25.000. The normal working force consists of 1 50 operatives. 

The Menomonie Dairy Company is operating under the management of 
H. J- Vigels in the manufacture of ice cream. Besides doing a general dairy 
business, the output of ice cream manufactured amounts to about 50.000 
gallons a year. 

In addition to the above. Menomonie is the home of two well-equipped 
printing offices, one of which issues the Dunn County News, the largest weekly 
newspaper published in Wisconsin. 

In retail lines Menomonie is acknowledged one of the best cities of its 
size in the state. Shoppers come here from many miles around, including 
the inhabitants of other cities and villages, being attracted by the complete, 
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merchants' stocks is $790,959. One large department store alone carries a 
stock worth $150,000. 

Included in the transportation facilities of the city and county must be 
mentioned the improved highway system that is now being developed. Four 
Federal Aid Trunk Lines pass through the city, one known as No. ! 2, and one 
as No. 1 16 running east and west, and the others No. 25. and No. 70 extending 
north and south. No. 25 forms part of the shortest route between South- 
western Wisconsin and the cities at the head of Lake Superior. Another 
Federal Trunk Line No. 64 cuts across the northern part of Dunn County 
east and west. The United States Highway will form a direct artery from 
Menomonie to Southern Wisconsin and Chicago, and a direct route to Mani- 

The City of Menomonie is under the Commission Form of Government, 
governmental affairs being in the hands of a mayor and two couneilmen. 
How well the people are satisfied with this system was indicated in the fall 
of 1920, when by an overwhelming vote the electors decided not to return to 
the old alderman ic form. The city has several miles of well paved streets, a 
fine White Way System in the business district, and many imposing public 
and private buildings which give the place a metropolitan aspect. 

Surrounded by so productive an agricultural area and with local business 
places in so flourishing a condition, it naturally follows that banking business 
should make a splendid showing. And such in the case. There are three 
banks in the city, the First National, the Bank of Menomonie. and the Kraft 
State Bank. The capital, surplus and undivided profits of the institutions 
total the sum of $496,343.10. The deposits of the three banks aggregate 
$4,123,248.02. These are figures taken from the statement of March 3. 1923. 
The gain in deposits was $459,102.63. There are two Trust Companies, one 
of them being the Trust Department of the First National Bank, the other 
the Security Loan and Trust Company. They are capitalized for $100,000 to 
administer wills, make loans on real estate and savings accounts. 

Its proximity to the great railway gateways of St. Paul and Minneapolis 
and to the rail and water terminals at Superior and Duluth, together with its 
short haul from the mineral and timber districts of the Northwest, gives Meno- 
monie unusual advantages in obtaining raw materials as well as in getting its 
products to market. It is located on two great railway systems, the Chicago, 
St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha (comprising part of the Northwestern 
system) and the Chicago. Milwaukee & St. Paul, about sixty-seven miles east 
of St. Paul. The earnings at their stations here of these two roads are indi- 
cative of the vast volume of trade which centers at this point. In recent years 
the total amount of freight received approximated 200.000.000 pounds an- 
nually on which was paid about $290,595.69. The total amount of freight 
forwarded is annually about 148.000,000 pounds, on which is paid $178,929.13. 
The ticket sales of the two roads approximates $79,705.87. The combined 
earnings of these lines at Menomonie is therefore in round figures over $549,000 
a year. 


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Among the public buildings may be mentioned the commanding structures 
which form the home of The Stout Institute, a Federal Building, the Mabel 
Tainter Memorial, a beautiful stone edifice presented to the city about thirty 
years ago by the late Capt. Andrew Tainter, which contains a completely 
equipped theatre, public library, rooms for the G.A.R. and W.R.C.. amuse- 
ment rooms, dining rooms, etc.. available for public use; Masonic Temple. 
County Court House. City Hall. 

The total assessed value of all property in the city is $6,028,915. Total 
personal property assessed at $1,428,555. The commission keeps taxes down 
to as low a point as is consistent with good service, the rate being among the 
lowest known for cities of the same class in Wisconsin. 

The city maintains a fine public hospital at which the charges are made as 
reasonable as possible. It owns several parks, in addition to which are a beau- 
tiful parkway along the lake frontage, another along Wilson Creek Boulevard, 
and other pleasure grounds along the lake and streams, owned and controlled 
by the Menomonie Improvement Association, which are much enjoyed by 
residents, students and visitors in the summer months. 

The Menomonie Country Club, organized three years ago by a group of 
progressive citizens who realized the advantages of such an asset to the city, 
now enjoys a splendid nine hole golf course of incomparable beauty. Situated 
as it is, one mile from the city, on Federal Highway No. 12 and State Highway 
No. 79, on the banks of Wilson Creek and surrounded by virgin pine with a 




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scattering of white birch, the location is ideal. The level fairways are prac- 
tically unbroken except for an occasional ravine, well sodded, or a tiled drainage 
area, well covered. Par for the nine holes is 36 and the several "pros" who 
have played the course have commented upon the difficulty encountered in 
getting below a forty, which none have been able to do. It is not an easy 
course on which to get a low score, made so by the well trapped velvety greens. 
The total playing distance is 3220 yards with 510 on No. 3 the longest, and 
234 on No. 9 the shortest distance. 

The spacious, well appointed Club House, is situated directly on the banks 
of W ilson Creek in a setting of virgin white pine, which are at once the envy 
of all who know Wisconsin in the days of its lumber industries. The Club 
House is provided with dressing and lounging rooms for men and women, 
showers, a pro and caddy room, a well equipped kitchen, a large dance and 
dining hall which has on one side a fire place of sufficient size to hold hugh 
pine stumps and giving out heat to warm the entire second floor on the coldest 
fall days. A screened porch surrounds the entire house on three sides of each 
floor. The Country Club is available for use by visitors of Menomonie through 
various avenues of approach and students of the summer school of Stout 
Institute have the privilege of its use through arrangements with the school 

The spiritual requirements of the community are provided for by eleven 
different churches, as follows: Congregational, Unitarian. Roman Catholic. 



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two German Lutheran. Episcopal, Methodist Episcopal, German Methodist 
Episcopal, Baptist. Norwegian Lutheran and Evangelical Association, all of 
which have substantia! church homes. Several have commodious parsonages. 
The pulpits are filled with men of ability and the auxiliary organizations reach 
out into the community life in a way to greatly extend the church influence. 

Surviving the war. the Dunn County chapter of the Red Cross maintains 
at Menomonie an office from which is conducted an active and useful home 
service, including a system of help for service men in handling their problems, 
a county visiting nurse, etc. 

In Company A. 128 Infantry. Wisconsin National Guard. Menomonie has 
what is recognized as one of the best guard companies of the state. Its size, 
attendance, spirit, and performance have repeatedly been commended by the 
highest officers of the state. Credit for the company is given to Capt. Gustav 
A. Hitz who took charge, when the unit was practically dead and built it up 
to the leading company in size in the state. Membership in the company is 
now maintained at the maximum number of 93 men and three officers. Drill 
is held weekly on Monday evenings and school is held once a week for all men 
who wish to receive further instruction in preparing for advance grade and 
rank. The company always responds promptly to requests for parades on 
days of patriotic observance, has furnished fully uniformed and equipped 
firing squads for military funerals and during the past summer furnished 
uniformed guards for the band concerts each week, 

Hosford-Chase Post No. 32. The American Legion, was organized in Me- 
nomonie in August, 1919. and has been active ever since. The present mem- 
bership is 146. In conjunction with its Auxiliary Unit, the Post maintains 
club rooms at the corner of Main and Broadway, where visiting Legionnaires 



are welcome. The Post co-operates with other organizations in various civic 
welfare movements, and has occasionally initiated such movements. Its last 
financial report showed assets of over $7,000.00, including a dancing pavillion 
costing $2,800, Club Room furniture costing $1,000, and cash in various 
funds amounting to over $3,200. 

A school nurse is regularly employed in connection with the public schools, 
so that, with the health and poor departments of the city government the 
needs of the people in these respects are well provided for. 

Menomonie by its last census, has a population of 5.104. but in appearance, 
enterprise and business activity it is ahead of most cities of its size. 

Its position as county seat of Dunn County makes it the official as well as 
the geographical and commercial center of the county. A circumstance which 
illustrates the importance of the city in relation to the surrounding country, 
if the fact that ten rural free delivery routes emanate from the Menomonie 
postoffice. a number larger than any other county seat in Wisconsin can boast. 

Representing the commercial, industrial, civic and social life of the com- 
munity is the Menomonie Commercial Club, an active body of about 250 
citizens whose endeavor is to make Menomonie a better city in the four lines 
indicated. The club is housed in the handsome Masonic Temple, and its 
quarters are a convenient gathering place for many movements seeking the 
betterment of local conditions. The club is ever alert to welcome the new- 

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comer and a function on which it prides itself is that of seeing that Menomonie 
is known as "the city of a square deal." 

The Hotel Marion offers resident guests and the traveling public modern 
accommodations by virtue of the complete rejuvenation of the Hotel Royal 
and the addition of a strictly fireproof annex. Fifty-two rooms comprise the 
capacity of the new hotel all of which have running water, telephone and other 
modern appointments, besides a large number of which arc provided with 
private bath. The lobby adjoins the Colonial Dinning room which is beauti- 
fully decorated and furnished as the name suggests. Directly back of the 
Colonial Dinning room opens the Banquet Room which offers possibilities for 
dinners and meetings of a private nature. The lobby also opens upon the 
Coffee Shop which is an interpretation of what might be expected as an adjunct 
of any fine hotel in the larger cities. A modern barber shop, recreation rooms, 
and several large sample rooms are provided in the basement. Although the 
Hotel Marion has been in operation only since February. 1926. it is already 
noted for excellent service, cuisine and general accommodation of guests. 

As Menomonie* s fame, however, rests most largely upon its wonderful 
educational facilities, a review of its school advantages will be of particular 



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The Public Schools 

TpMERSON said. "Every great institution is the lengthening shadow of a 
-" great man." The truth of Emerson's statement is well illustrated here 
in Menomonie. It was Senator Stout's position on the Board of Education 
of the Menomonie Public Schools that the shadow took shape and grew into 
the present Stout Institute. It was to the Public Schools that Senator Stout 
first turned his attention and it was in them that many of his progressive 
ideas were worked out. There is still reflected in the Public Schools much of 
the early progress which was developed when ideas new in educational thought 
were put into practice here. 

The schools were organized along the lines suggested by the best modern 
practice into the senior high school, a junior high school, the intermediate and 
elementary grades, and kindergarten. The senior high school comprises the 
I Oth, 11th, and 12th grades and has about 300 students. The junior high 
school comprises of 7th, 8th, and 9th grades and has about 2)0 students. 

The courses of study in the senior and junior high school are organized 
around the five major fields of educational interest, namely: English, Foreign 
Languages, Science. History and Mathematics. In addition to these, voca- 
tional work, manual training, home economics and commerce are also taught. 
Opportunity for work in music and the fine arts is also offered. The music 
work deserves especial mention. Under the direction of the present director 
the work has reached a high degree of excellence. The school maintains at 




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a high standard, a band, an orchestra and glee clubs for both boys and girls. 
A pupil with musical ability will find opportunity and encouragement to 
develop his talent. 

The junior high school program is arranged to give the pupil a large number 
of comparatively brief contacts with the field of education. In other words 
it proposes to give the students a sample of each subject that the senior high 
school has to offer. With this experience the student can enter the senior 
high school, knowing in a way his likes and dislikes, his special abilities, and 
with reasonable freedom of election select those lines of work which suit his 
interests best. Especial mention should be made of the exceptional oppor- 
tunity for work along lines of manual training and home economics which is 
open to the high school students. All the facilities of Stout are available for 
this work, giving it a range and equipment far beyond that found in the average 
public school. 

As proof of the quality of the high school work we point to the fact that the 
high school is on the accredited list of the North Central Association of Col- 
leges. This rating allows its graduates to enter without examination any col- 
lege or university in the 18 states comprising the Association. 

The first six grades are housed in four buildings distributed over the city 
so that no child is far from a grade school. With the completion this year of 
the new building in the Third Ward, all grade school buildings are modern 
structures, embodying the best features of up-to-date school house construc- 
tion. The usual grade program is carried out by the regular grade teachers, 
who. in each of the subjects of music, art and physical training are assisted by 
a specially trained supervisor. The health of the children is carefully guarded 
by the schools. A graduate nurse is a regular member of the teaching force. 
She visits each room practically every day. Contagious diseases are detected 
promptly and epidemics prevented. Defects of eyes, ears, teeth and throat 
are discovered and recommendation for correction made to the parent. Es- 


pecially under-nourished children are formed into nutrition classes which meet 
for dinner one day each week. In addition, undernourished children are 
detected and with the approval of the parents are given one feeding of milk 
each day at school. Correct foods are emphasized at the weekly luncheon. 
In Menomonie parents can send their children to school with confidence that 
their health will not be jeopardized: rather that under the careful supervision 
the child has a chance to grow not only mentally but physically. 

On the whole Menomonie Public Schools are a decided credit to the city. 
They could be better schools: in fact a virile public sentiment will make them 
better schools each year. The spirit of Senator Stout still lives in the hearts 
of the Menomonie citizens. And always their public schools will spell to their 
boys and girls the one big American word. Opportunity. 

St. Paul's Lutheran School 

TN CONNECTION with the general school work, the St. Paul's Lutheran 
JL congregation, consisting of 300 families, has considered its highest duty to 
impart a liberal education in a Christian spirit to the younger generation. 
For this purpose it has conducted for many years, a well organized parochial 
school of eight grades. It is the aim of the teachers to make the pupils en- 
trusted to their care, healthy-minded by developing originality and by teach- 
ing activity. To this end the mechanical end is discarded to a certain extent, 
and the learner is given a clear understanding of the principles from which 
reason and judgment make the application and constitute the rule. 

The present school building was constructed in 1904. and it is a fine and 
very complete edifice. The teachers are normal graduates and have had 
many years* experience. 

St. Joseph's School 

S EARLY as 1890 the members of the St. Joseph's parish, Menomonie. 
had felt the necessity of providing for a parochial school which was to 
give adequate religious training as well as secular instruction to their children. 
The rather modest frame building on Ninth street, first used for school pur- 
poses, soon proved insufficient and a good brick school was put up in 1901. 
This in turn was found no longer to answer the needs of the growing parish. 


and the year 1912 saw the erection of the new St. Joseph's school facing Tenth 

The parish school as it stands today is architecturally speaking, without 
doubt, one of the finest school buildings in the city. It is a solid brick struc- 
ture, two stories high and is modern in every way. The four class rooms are 
fully equipped throughout. In addition, the building contains a beautiful 
chapel, a society room with a kitchen attached, and a roomy basement with 
all modern facilities. Special attention has been paid to the fine heating and 
ventilating systems enjoyed by the school. 

The annual attendance varies between 110 and 125 pupils. For almost 
thirty years the members of the well known Teaching Community of the 
Franciscan Sisters of La Crosse have had charge of the School. 

While the system of education followed at the St. Joseph's school aims at 
the symmetrical development of the religious and the moral sense together 
with ihe mental faculties of the pupils, every effort is being made to secure 
for them all-round, complete, well-balanced, up-to-date, elementary education. 
By harmonious and sympathetic cooperation, wherever possible, with the city 
schools. St. Joseph's school has been fortunate enough to make arrangements 
beneficial to its pupils. A special feature of this plan consists in this, 
that the children of the seventh and eighth grades spend one entire afternoon 
each week under the supervision of the Stout practice teachers. The practical 
results achieved by the children in both manual training and domestic science 
have been particularly gratifying under this system of co-operation with 
The Stout Institute. 

The present teaching force of the school consists of four teachers, namely : 
Sisters J ulitta. Gerald. Maura, and Mericia; the pastor, Rev. A. J. Dorrenbach, 
of St. Joseph's church, acting as principal. 

Dunn County Rural Normal School 

THIS school is one of the thirty-one training schools in the state maintained 
for the training of teachers for teaching positions in country schools. It 
fits young people, largely from the rural sections, for those positions graded 
and ungraded up to the principalship of state graded schools of the first class. 
Graduates of these schools are accepted after reasonable experience in all 
public schools where state certificates are not required. 

The Menomonie School was one of the first to be opened in September, 
1899. being only a week younger than the oldest school of this type. Since 
its establishment it has graduated 771 teachers. The number of teachers in 
the country from these graduates, usually run one hundred or more each year. 




It maintains a one-year professional course for graduates of four-year high 
schools. This consists of professional reviews with methods of teaching in 
the fundamental subjects taught in the elementary schools, together with 
courses in Theory. Pedagogy, Observation and actual teaching under expert 
guidance and supervision. Upon completion of the required course, certificate 
is issued to the graduates. It may be of one or two grades, second or first, 
depending upon the grade or quality of work done in the course. These certi- 
ficates qualify for three and five years respectively, with plans for renewal 
without examinations by meeting conditions for professional improvement 
during the life of the certificate. The first grade is practically a life certificate 
on the plan of renewal for five year intervals. 

On September. 1924 there was opened in connection with the County Normal, 
the Bowman Model School, which furnishes adequate opportunity for all to 
observe demonstration of methods and to do practice teaching under the most 
favorable conditions possible. This school is the outstanding feature of the 
work here and has already become firmly established. The building is thor- 
oughly modern in every particular and in equipment, and is fully adequate 
for every need. 



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The Normal is housed in a special building situated in the midst of the 
Stout group. The rooms are cozy and comfortable, inviting the home spirit 
on every hand. The policy of the school is one calculated to invite growth 
of initiative, self-direction and thoroughness to the ends of teaching. 

The school makes no charge for tuition to residents of Dunn County and 
all text books are furnished to students at a nominal rental. 

For other particulars, write. Miss Elizabeth Allen, Principal. Menomonie. 

The Dunn County School of Agriculture 
and Domestic Economy 

THIS school is favorably located near Stout Institute, the City High School, 
the County Training School and the Memorial Library of the City of 
Menomonie. The aim of the school is to serve the country boys and girls, 
the farmers and those interested in Agriculture and domestic economy. There 
is no tuition fee charged for residents of Dunn County and therefore the school 
is free to them. Residents of other counties pay a small tuition fee. 

Several courses are offered. A four year course in agriculture for boys 
and a four year course in domestic economy for girls is given. Graduates 
from these courses may enter The Stout Institute, the University of Wisconsin. 
Normal Schools and Colleges. Two year vocational courses in agriculture and 

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domestic economy, and short courses of four months each for two winters are 
given to boys and girls. In addition special courses in testing milk, feeds and 
feeding poultry, gardening, gas engines, automobiles and radio may be taken 
by anyone who wishes to enter. High school graduates may take a one-year 
course in agriculture and domestic economy. 

Besides the regular school work a great deal of extension work is done by 
the faculty. One member of the teaching force holds two weeks" courses in 
agriculture in different parts of the county for farmers and their families during 
the winter months. In summer he organizes clubs, in calf. pig. poultry, bee. 
corn, canning and grain projects and works on farms with the young people, 
as well as with the farmers who take projects under the Smith-Hughes Agri- 
cultural work. Other lines of extension work are testing milk and cream, 
testing soils, organizing cow testing associations, pure bred stock and grain 
associations, soil improvement associations, tile drainage work, aiding in selling 
pure bred stock and seeds, culling poultry flocks, testing seed for germination 
and purity, testing soils and giving the amount of lime required. In addition 
many circulars are sent to the farmers and more than 2000 letters of informa- 
tion are sent annually answering requests for information on farm subjects. 

The Stout Institute 

MENOMONIE also has. beside her county, public and parochial schools. 
The Stout Institute. This institution represents an investment of over 
$1,000,000 for buildings and equipment. It is a state institution devoted 
entirely to the preparation of teachers of Household and Industrial Arts. Its 


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graduates have taught in nearly every state in the Union, in Porto Rico and 
in Canada. 

The school had its inception in September 1890. when the late Senator 
J. H. Stout in an arrangement with the school board agreed to build a Manual 
Training building where the present Industrial Arts building now stands. In 
1897 the school buildings, were destroyed by fire. New ones were imme- 
diately built. 

In 1908 the school was incorporated and became The Stout Institute. 
After Mr. Stout's death the property was taken over by the state. There are 
now four buildings in the group: the Industrial Arts Building. Trades Build- 
ing. Household Arts Building and the Gymnasium and Natatorium. Besides 
there are two dormitories for girls, a practice Homemakers' cottage and an 

The Stout Institute offers a four year course in both schools. Graduates 
receive the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Industrial Arts or Household Arts 
according to the school in which the work is taken. 

The enrollment of The Stout Institute has increased rapidly following the 
war period, and beginning with the summer session of 1921 it has operated on 
a 4> week year. With the usual holiday vacation and a short recess between 
the regular and summer sessions this virtually keeps the school open the 
entire year. The school year now considered as being 45 weeks is made up 
of five 9-week terms, one of which is the summer session. In the latter certain 
courses are operated on the semester basis to enable students to earn semester 
credits in courses when here only for the summer.